It's funny when people ask these why's. Why did you move to Hungary? Why do you want to move to Israel? I kept getting those questions once we decided to make aliyah. I still get them. "Wasn't Ireland/America/Hungary better?" How can you explain that feeling, that longing of leaving a peace of yourself in a foreign land?
Amen sistah! I want to marvel at my life and the experiences the world can bring.
Oh, YES, YES, YES!!!!!!You got it! For me it is also Russia! Or, Ireland. Or, even a little farmhouse or log cabin in the country.... Just ANYTHING that isn't so darned BORING, and NORMAL.But - oh, this is sad. We were talking about my cousin's house, which is really nice. And, then I was admiring farmhouses and Sergei and I got to talking about the fun of living in the country. So, I asked Sergei...if you had any amount of money what would you do? He said - get this: "I would build another house, just like the house we have now, exactly the same, except it would be newer, and nothing would be broken or messed up."Can you take a child like this - a child who previously lost his home, again and again - away from this home?
Hevel,and everyone..I left a big peice of me in Russia. Most of it is in Khabarovsk, and wee bit in Novosibirsk, and another wee bit in Moscow..I think I want to get it back, and then leave a peice of MY GIRLZ there..I want to give back to the country that gave me the most amazing gift. I want my girlz who are 100% American to feel just a little bit like Russians. It's weird. I know.But with the stability of a teaching job, and help if I need it, it will be a controlled adventure...I think it is very possible to love and feel a part of two countries.
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