I very much enjoyed reading this post, enough so that I even shared it on my own blog! No matter where life takes you, it is so important to be open to other people and cultures. I think this is one of the most important things to remember when traveling to someplace new or unfamiliar. In fact, I have decided to write an entire post about it, so be on the lookout for that soon! In the meantime, enjoy this reblog that truly emphasizes the importance of “little things.”
“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” – Maya Angelou
Have you ever had those brief encounters that left a strong imprint on you? No, I am not referring to the romantic kind (though it is most welcome), but one that’s equally exciting and enchanting, if not more. You know, just one of those instances when you were just blown away by both the person and conversation, depending on how and why it started in the first place.
It’s a sort of human and spiritual connection that not only language can establish but one where the meeting of two strangers, from different backgrounds, with the same purpose and openness of hearts and minds, set the momentum, though brief. It’s not as life-changing as any big event, but if you think about it, it’s one of those interactions that will be recalled every once in a while for its sincerity and content.
Well, I was fortunate enough to have had one recently…
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