I was thinking today how adaptable we humans can be. For example, when I moved to the USA, and encountered my first taste of cold weather I wondered how I would ever survive the winters. Trying not to slip over and embarrass oneself; trying to stay out of harm’s way on slippery roads; remembering to put the beanie and gloves on…but in time I got to enjoy everything that came with winter — tobogganing with the local kids, making my first snow angel, scoring a direct hit with a snowball, taking my basset hound for a walk during a snowstorm. All these things seemed so foreign to an Aussie from the tropics, but it didn’t take long for me to start to look forward to the winters. My neighbours I am sure had a giggle during the first snowstorm of the winter — because the beauty associated with snow, trees and structures was such for me that I ran around taking photos galore. Call me crazy! 🙂
So, tonight I decided to relax and blog for a while. I’m sitting in a recliner chair, with a beautiful breeze coming in through the screen door. It was a hot day here and the breeze is a nice surprise. I live with a Chinese family and their 2 boys are upstairs with me as I type — they’re watching Scooby Doo with the sound up fairly loud; I have my headset on listening to Enigma; downstairs Bao Guang is playing the piano and singing a traditional Chinese song. Yes sir, this household is all about adapting to various lifestyles.
Gotta love diversity.