November 19, 2009

The Pace of Life

It never ceases to amaze me the way the human mind works. I am in constant awe of people. When I first got here the cross walks amused me. People would not cross if the light was red. Even if no one was coming. If you did cross, you could be sure there was someone waiting on the other side to tell you not to cross on red (in german of course). I say this from experience if you haven't figured that out yet!

At first I wondered, "Is it so instilled that no one should cross on red that they dont even think about it?" And then occasionally i see people cross on red. So i reevaluated, "Do they not cross because they are afraid of the windy roads?" which is a legit reason to not want to cross, there is no telling how fast someone could be coming. And then I thought to myself, "Perhaps it is because it is easier to follow the rules than to be different..." The answer I'm still not sure of.

It seems as though everyone tries to be so different. In their appearance, how they act, what they do, where they live ect and yet we are all the same!

I was watching some kids from church today, and although none of them speak english, and I don't speak german, we are able to communicate and still have a good time. It is that we are all still basically the same.

On a side note- we got locked out of the apartment this evening. Which is always an exciting experience! After karen and I tried to break in, and then got the kiddos to help us (with the idea that perhaps if we could get the top window town we could lower one of the children through to open the door...) we had to call Roy. Alas, no luck. Pam got home, the kids left and Roy went home. It seemed as though all hope was lost... both my keys and Karen's keys were inside and Larry had the extra keys in Bulgaria with him on his key ring. Hope was gone. Pam Karen and I recalculated and attacked again. Again, no luck. Karen then goes inside to look for something, when she does so, she decides to check Pam's keys once more. Upon doing so, she unzips the pouch on Pams keychain, only to find our house-key within its folds!!! Success! After much fretting, unscrewing, pushing, and pulling, we used a key to reenter our home triumphantly!

The end :)

Be good and do good!

Sarah B

Quote: Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility. ~Bonhoeffer (that ones for you Roy!)

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