- After hearing this historic announcement, I've been wondering how it will/has affected my family. Then I thought about myself, and realized that if this had happened when I was eighteen, I still would not have chosen a mission. I still would have chosen Semester at Sea. No question. But what does that say about me?
- Since I cannot travel physically, I make cooking exciting. I 'visit' different countries through cuisine. Most frequently we go to Thailand, India, Mexico, Lebanon and Italy. I envision what it might be like to cook and shop in those countries. What color are the eggs in Thailand? How do the Italians package flour? What kind of pan would a Mexican mother be using? What kind of market would I buy spices in Lebanon - what would it smell like? Who would I meet there and what would they be wearing? What time of day do you shop in those countries, and how different are the ingredients? What do you bring with you to carry it home in? How do they wrap the meat in India? This is augmented by trips to Asian Markets and grocery stores off-the-beaten-track, and online recipe wandering. This is immensely satisfying for me, and its a way to stave off routine boredom without sacrificing anything.
at least I have gone
This post links two ideas that have been in my head recently.