My penchant for rootling around antique shops has made me think of another useful French word, fouiner (foo-ee-nay); which means “to search,” or “to rummage through.” What kind of things to I like to search for? Things that make me think of my childhood, like a carving set that looks like the one my Dad always used to carve the turkey, or a favorite book. Jewelry that makes me think of bygone beauties. Mirrors that reflect past memories. Delicate porcelain busts that make me think of France. When a shop keeper or a stall holder asks what I’m looking for, I say that I’m just looking for the pleasure of it. It doesn’t matter if I bring anything home or not.