We Are Not Alone

Life in Russia

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A few weeks ago, I spent a considerable amount of time with relatives of mine who live around the world. Among the masses of our tribe, I caught up with an Israeli man living in Manila and a Russian woman now residing in Italy. Others were living in countries far from those of their birth. Each had a story.

IMG_0391But we are not alone. Off the top of my head, I realized that I now know Italian businesspeople living in Canada, American embassy staff in China, Indian travelers in Singapore, Filipina nannies in Canada, Canadians teachers in Mumbai, Dutch humanitarians in Nepal, Russian activists in the Netherlands, and an Ethiopian policeman living in Israel.

What does it all boil down to? As I wrote above: we are not alone. Not alone in our yearnings, our dreams and desires. Not alone in our struggles, our journeys and our need to connect…

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