This sky made me stop in my tracks and reflect on how beautiful this world is.
We only have to look for the beauty and not be distracted by the ugliness in the world.
I think people tend to focus on what is “bad” or “different” when in fact it is not either. Really.
As an ex-pat I have caught myself looking for differences and even making some up myself. For instance, I realize that Americans are just as bad about making “sexy” commercials and billboards as the French. I never took much notice before because I was in my own environment. Once I returned from living in France for two and a half years, I saw “sex” as much as I saw it in France.
I was looking through “new” eyes.
We have to be careful not to make our life as ex-pats in France a life of looking through a microscope picking out what is wrong with France or the French. Nothing is more wrong with them than any other people in any other country.
The subtitle to my blog “People are people the world over” holds more true for me now that I have lived as an American in France and as an ex-ex-pat in America.
In the end all people need love, shelter, food and water. We are all human.
You will find what you want to see.
It is your choice.