Whenever I listen to that song today, I can close my eyes and feel the motion of the car, the wind in my hair and this intense swell of love.
Here’s to finding more room for letting our inner child roam free. Here’s to being playful, living in the moment, and enjoying life’s tiny pleasures along the way.
This was taken sometime in the early 90’s at the Cairo Zoo in Egypt.
When we lived in Egypt my parents bought us three tortoises and named them after the pyramids: Keops, Kefren, and Mykerinos. There is a famous home video my Dad took of my sister and I and in it, he asks us what the names of the turtles are. My sister easily recites the names “Keops! […]
One hot summer day in Ottawa my dad was passing a costume store and thought of a great idea. He and my mum told us that a pack of wild, ferocious gorillas broke out of the zoo. My sister and I were absolutely terrified by the news, asking “what happened?! Where are they now?!” They […]
Last night we went to watch an orchestra at Beijing’s National Arts Center. It was a great performance, I thought about what kind of Fantasia skit could go along with that piece. We were late because we got stuck in traffic and our taxi driver let us out at the wrong gate. We ended up […]
I have been doing more research about Third Culture Kids and the psychological effects it has in the adult years. Many of the items in this lighthearted 31 Sings You’re A Third Culture Kid article are relatable. Although the article is meant to be playful and upbeat, there are obvious downsides to constantly moving. It’s difficult […]