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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Dichotomy

Calm, warm, secluded.

Chaotic, loud, crowded.

This is my Antigua experience.

The house is surrounded by trees, views of the volcanoes grace the bedroom windows. The sun shines, the birds chirp, and the fountains burble.

The city is bustling with cars, tuk-tuks, and people...all speaking a language I barely understand. (I feel foolish and guilty for visiting a country and not knowing more than the absolute basics of the language.). It is complete sensory overload. I find myself tightening...wishing for it all to stop.

And so I return to the house and its calm, quiet serenity.

I'll have more "new experiences" tomorrow.

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