The time is drawing nearer and this dream is coming closer to being a reality!
As I dreamt of this adventure before me, so many scenarios open themselves in my mind…
I see clearly all the disparities that can easily cause division… the assumptions that can be made about me because of where I am from, and the color of my skin, and my gender.
As I travel in these dreams I remember that I have to hold on to the stories. I have to keep the stories of love, and unity, and bridging gaps in spite of differences. These stories will be what saves me and anyone near enough to hear them.
I am only a dreamer today, but soon I will be faced with the hard truth At some point, I will have to try to have people understand that I am MORE than a tourist… That just because I am from America does not make me completely insensitive… That because I am a woman does not mean that I am ignorant or should be.
All the differences in culture that I will come across will build a whole new person than the one who is typing this right now.
I will grow… and change… and become… and learn. These are the dreams of this journey. I will carry them with me as a premonition.
I will pray in Emuna… in faith… regardless of the beliefs (or lack thereof) of the people I encounter, I will seek out our sameness that draws us together. this is our goal… this is why we travel. <3
As always, thank you for reading