Coup de foudre (n) [pronounced
lightning bolt; often used to describe an intense, sudden feeling of love; love
at first sight.
I'm a recovering academic, current performer, writer, and translator. I live in DC, via NYC, via Berlin, via Paris. I'm not French. I just play one in front of students sometimes. My birthday involves many ones. I experience many coups de foudre. I make no attempt at objectivity here.