Today I leave for another country. Another culture. To hang out with mothers and babies, friends and dads and pets, buildings and landscapes that are worlds different than me, yet also the same. We will share meals, we will share wine. We will share our respective histories and stories over stunted conversation, language barrier in full effect. But the gestures and intonations will convey our meaning. The universal language of the human experience doesn’t understand the meaning of barriers. Barriers do not translate when it comes to life, love, joy. Today I leave in order to not just see a different part of our beautiful blue earth, but to see it through the eyes of another culture and gain just a little more insight into what this wonderful life is all about.
With love, small