Armchair Traveling

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Tunisia at Sunset.  Morocco in the heavy heat of the night.  Paris in the bustle of dinner time.

In these times of quarantine, I’ve found adventures in the most wonderful app.  It’s Hellotalk.  Fellow language learners reach out to practice their english with me, while I practice my feeble french.  With the time change, it’s often hard to connect in usual times to others in far off locales.  The benefit of these crazy times, is everyone’s sleep schedule is out of whack.

So Ottoman from Morocco munches on popcorn drizzled with chocolate at 3 am in the morning and talks to me about Life.  It is as magical as one would imagine.  Kal gets up on top of his roof to take a picture of the sunset in Tunisia for me.  Sofiane in Paris tells me what she will make for dinner.

This time of Quarantine has connected and united all of us in so many ways.  We speak of the boredom.  Our governments.  We speak of what we miss.  We laugh at the absurdity of life in quarantine and what we will do when it’s over.

And we practice our respective languages.  We encourage each other to make mistakes and to push past our comfort zones.

We are all just a gorgeous kaleidoscope of heart beats scattered over this wonderful blue green jewel we live on.  Catapulting through a starry universe.  Enjoying the gifts of our various countries even in this limited time.

We are all the same no matter where we live on the globe.  We love our families, our cultures.  We treasure good health and a peaceful land.  I pray we are all back to regular activity soon.

In the meantime, I will enjoy my armchair travels. Life is a beautiful, beautiful thing.

 

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