It’s the last full day of my vacation. We’ll take it easy, do a little shopping, finish packing, and have a few last local beers. Tomorrow will consist of breakfast, a long drive to an airport, a long flight to another airport, and a long ride home. It will be a long day.
My internet access is still limited, but it’s better than it was last week when I would have had to sell a kidney just to check email. I look forward to having time and facilities to catch up on responding to your comments and reading everything I missed over the past two weeks. It’s been a wonderful vacation, but it will be nice to be home.
In the meantime, I offer a few language-related tidbits that have arisen in my travels:
- My French has become very Zen. It’s focused on the present moment, and doesn’t worry about the past or future.
- Is there really “no Montenegran language”?
- If communication still occurs, does it matter if language is in ‘decline’? Is degradation in the eye of the beholder?
- Many nautical terms have really interesting origins.
- Sometimes your mind can tell you to speak in one language, but your mouth has a different idea.
- War and Peace is really, really long.
There may be more, and it remains to be seen whether or not even the above-mentioned items result in interesting writing, but I’ve got plenty of starting points for a while!
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!