Sailing Around The World

Just Another Nut!

First I have always found it odd when I heard people speaking in a foreign language such as German, French, Italian, and so on in public places through out the United State. I always wondered why they where here and what they where up to. Now that I have been out of the United States for almost 4 months now I am continually surrounded by French, German, Italian, British, South African, and many others. At first I felt like the odd duck on the pond and would wonder what was going through their mined when they looked at me. I always assumed that I looked like a good old boy from the USA and they were smugly looking at me, like I was just another stupid American. But the reality is that they have no more of a clue of who I am or where I am from. My self awareness of my surroundings are becoming more relaxed and almost to the point that being in a bar with 20 different languages filling the air and culture clicks is somewhat normal. Everybody has a respect of each other regardless of country and moves about there business in a very slow and common manner. I personally enjoy the blend of conversation that I can’t understand but listen none the less and can pick up the just of the story by there body language and key words or phases. I am totally emerged into a melting pot of culture and now feel like one of the potatoes in the pot just softening up with all the other nuts out here!

 

Thanks,

 

Jacques

2 responses

  1. Barbara Soumis

    This is Emily. Terrific writing skills! Just another nut, eh! How long are you going to let your hair grow? You’re looking like just another nut, eh! But I still love you!!!

    February 21, 2013 at 11:04 pm

  2. I am not sure how long I will let my hair grow. I do have a bet with a friend for $50 bucks to let it grow out for the whole trip and seeing sense I don’t have any income right now I think it my be worth the long term investment! Love you too and thanks for the complement.

    Love, Uncle Jacques

    February 22, 2013 at 12:07 am