The other side

Being part of an intercultural couple has its share of benefits.

One of the best things is getting to see a completely different side of things. Traveling to India gets you an insiders pass, not the lonely planet guidebook tour. There’s an entire pool of diverse past experiences and knowledge to delve into and compare. It also gives a new insight to your own culture, things you may not have thought about before…. on both ends.

A downside is there are times when you cant avoid thinking about racism, real or imagined. Was that a stare out of curiousity or a sinister thought? And crossing through small towns, I have to admit, I feel a little self-conscious.

Most of the time though we forget there is any difference at all!

~ by honeybeeluvsjackfruit on October 20, 2008.

2 Responses to “The other side”

  1. I hear you on the stares – it’s taken the wind out of my sails more than once. Lately I’m practicing ignoring it, but sometimes I want to stare back! 🙂

  2. We don’t get stares here in metro DC, and didn’t get them in California, but small-town Indiana? Oh, yeah.

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