Thursday, June 07, 2007

Leaving...

In less than a week I will be in Greece. Wow... never thought I would make it to Greece. But when you live halfway around the world, you have to stop SOMEWHERE. So, stopping in Greece for a few days de-toxing for re-entry into the States sounded good and actually one of the cheaper options (Olimpic Airlines has some good deals through Dubai!). Being a Classics Minor in college, visiting the Acropolis is an amazingly exciting experience beyond any of my expectations. Then on to some de-briefing in the States and finally back home in the Northwest. It will be a long haul but then I get to spend almost 10 weeks with my family!!! I will have reliable internet, so I might post more... but I will have less to say since my main occupations this summer will be driving my post-op sister around (and having to learn to drive stick shift... yes, I know...), learning Kurdish vocabulary, and exercising (because I have become rather rotund during my time indoors in the Middle East). Those don't provide much entertainment, however. I may have become enough used to this "foreign" culture that American culture could be entertaining... you never know. If any of you nebulous readers have any specific questions (especially anything about Islam, the Middle East, or Christianity) that you would like me to post about... ask... I might be able to answer them...I might not.

3 comments:

Lori said...

I read your comment on E-mom's blog post. I am trying very hard to let go of my son, it is nice to see what the other side has to say.

e-Mom said...

It will be really interesting to hear about your impressions of American culture, after being in the Middle East. (We're in the Northwest too.) Also, do you ever fear for your safety? How do you build trust among the locals? Do you speak openly about your own faith?

Just a few questions to get you started. You can pick and choose. Hugs! e-Mom

thebeloved said...

e-mom: Those are great questions. I will be happy to answer them in further posts! Thanks so much!