Sometimes you just have to write…

Being in a foreign country …

“Being in a foreign country means walking a tightrope high above the ground without the net afforded a person by the country where he has his family, colleagues, and friends, and where he can easily say what he has to say in a language he has known from childhood. In Prague she was dependent on Tomas only when it came to the heart; here she was dependent on him for everything.”

I just read this in The Unbearable Lightness of Being, by Milan Kundera. Substitute California for Prague and Albert for Tomas and you know what the first couple of years here felt like.


One comment on “Being in a foreign country …

  1. Courtney
    April 15, 2007

    Perfectly put. Even if one has no Tomas/Albert

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