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  1. 3/15/2012
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    When I was about 11 years old, I remember realizing for the first time that some people lived “differently” than me. I had a teacher who’s first language was Dutch and she explained that she still dreams in Dutch. I read about people in Switzerland who lived in the mountains where it snows. Having grown up in Florida by the beach, this felt extremely strange to me. It was as if I had discovered aliens. I couldn’t even fathom what it meant to live on the other side of the planet! I remember thinking how strange it is that I live in my own consciousness and not in theirs. I wished there was some way I could experience what life was like for them.
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    • kate
      3/16/2012
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      That is really interesting – I remember my friend from Spain saying he dreamed in English one night and it surprised him so much and that was when he realized he had actually started to learn English.

      Have you been able to go somewhere it snows yet? What was that like – I grew up with snow so I’ve always wondered what it is like the first time someone who hasn’t is able to see snow.

  2. Mine was when I was 19 – I had never thought about travel before that. Nobody in my family had ever left the state – which now to me seems ABSURD!
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