3. Attacks From The Gaza Strip Are A Part Of Life
For the first time in my life I am very much aware of how much stuff I accumulate and I actively try to work against that force.
It’s not always a place, or a time. It’s people. It’s where you can be with the people who make you laugh, who hold your hand when you cry, who let you scream when you’re angry.
You become accustomed to the culture that should be yours but you miss the ones you adopted along the way. You look like you belong but you think very differently — you’re a hidden immigrant.
On top of the language barrier, there’s also a cultural barrier that is so subtle you almost don’t notice it until it’s too late and your heart has been shattered.
I returned to the states for a short visit with my family only to be somewhat disturbed at what I observed in the states. These were mere observations but made me think…wow, what happened here?
It is hard to walk away from you, Sydney, to walk away from a life that I so carefully created by the day, a life that I had always envisioned for myself: one lived out in the ease and pleasure of a life abroad in a society that understands how to press pause and appreciate moments in time.
15. Don’t drink coffee with a meal or they will think that you have been raised in a barn.
Supermarket cheese aisles depress you in a profound, almost existential way.
Traveling is often viewed as a luxury, something that we engage in lightly if we’ve checked off every other item on our list. But we spend money on so many other things, and put ourselves into massive debt on the gamble that the increasingly business-like college system will work for us.