Ginger will think I have started another diet when she sees this photo. I walked past the commandant's candy wrapper in the kitchen and it suddenly occurred to me that my mind is no longer fighting against this language. It suddenly felt very normal to see Portuguese words integrated with a Hershey's logo. In fact I notice that when I walk around town everything seems familiar to me. The street signs, billboards, restaurant window postings, newspaper headlines hanging on the news stands. Slowly over the past 3 years this language has been seeping into my mind through the unguarded cracks.