Houston

We've been back in Houston for about a week. My social compass has gone astray; I don't know where my North is. I've acted many different ways in many different cultures. It’s amusing to see myself display cultural ticks I've picked up that are out of place in America. I'm sure I'll acclimate soon enough, but I'm not sure I want to. I've enjoyed being the foreigner not held accountable to the same social pressures as everyone else; especially in Asia where protocol is everything. I just bowed and smiled and that's all anyone expected. Maybe I'll just walk around Houston in a big furry Russian hat and pretend not to speak English. Privet!


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