Beautiful picture – real cultural semiotics.
I was waiting for my girlfriends to catch up in Hoi-an. This man (who had probably lost his legs to landmines paid for with my parent’s tax dollars) began to discuss geography with me, asking me where I was from. He dipped his finger into his glass filled with lake water and began drawing the map of North America. You can see Canada and Mexico flanking the United States which has dots for New York, Miami, Chicago and L.A. He was very proud of his geography skills. He touched my heart.
Beautiful moment – a person to be remembered for life. Only by experiencing different cultures can we experience moments so rare, and they always seem to happen outside North America and Europe..
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