I'm currently reading Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert who writes an account of her year-long journey through Italy, India, and Indonesia. It is her love affair with Italian food, culture and language that I wholeheartedly relate to. She selected Italy as one of her destinations primarily to better learn the language; it was there she found her favorite word to say, attraversiamo. It means, "Let's cross over." Many Italians exchange this word when they are ready to cross the street. Ms. Gilbert goes on to explain how saying the word brought her great enjoyment and she looked for every opportunity to use it.