|A Toast to Broadway|
On this trip I finally managed not to mouth off to TSA Nazis; I'm not sure whether that's a good thing or a bad thing. A well-dressed black man stopped me to ask directions when I was returning home after walking my dog yesterday. I recognized an African accent and when I learned he was from Tanzania, I invited him home for a cold drink. Dwight and I have only good memories of our time in East Africa and I thought Dwight might enjoy meeting him as well. We enjoyed the visit and memories of Africa. He commented he was surprised I would invite a stranger into our home, and I responded that I'm glad I haven't participated in the nation's current paranoia. Travel expands your horizons only if you let it. For me, it's not about museums, or even plays. It's about changing your usual patterns, adapting to unusual environments, overcoming fears, exploring your own prejudices, meeting new people, and seeing things with new eyes. New York is a great place to accomplish all of that. Now on to the Far East. We're planning a cruise to Vietnam and Thailand in January and I'm already looking forward to blogging all about it.