Home away from Home
Scott Michaelis January 18th 2012. So we.ve been home for a few days now and I don't think the shock and awe have rubbed off just yet. An opportunity of a lifetime shouldn't be restricted to three weeks, but dreams are more highly held because they take us away from reality not encompass it. Looking back on the trip, Africa was gorgeous and the experience was second to none, but what I will remember most is the vibrance of the people. Despite all of the hardships we saw while in S. Africa the people had a resilience and passion about them that I have never experienced before. For those reasons the Africa trip was also interestingly spiritual, not necessarily religious although some people spoke to that effect, I think I experienced someone a little bit deeper than just an incredible three weeks and found something a little bit greater. This may sound a little bit crazy, but unless it was experienced it is hard to believe and I think if anyone from this group was asked we could all speak about how there was something spiritual about South Africa. Being home now has been kinda weird, like I never left because the trip went by so fast. Yet, here I am all ready to start my second day of classes in this Minnesota cold. It is weird when people ask me about my time in South Africa because I don't know how to answer a 1 minute question with a lifetime of experiences. However, back to reality emphasizes I am home, and also eludes to another trip, who knows South Africa perhaps again sometime soon.