This post is part of an ongoing challenge to share a little joy I have found each day of this year, and perhaps for the rest of my life. I hope you enjoy it!

January 26th, 2020


As I was relaxing along the beach last night, enjoying the rolling waves soothing presence, I noticed two young people behind me talking.

Now talking is an interesting word in this context, because from what I could see and hear, neither of them could speak each others language, and their English was barely existent. What followed was nearly a half hour of each of them talking into their phones, translating, and sharing their answers with each other.

It looked utterly exhausting, and it was absolutely adorable.

Seeing people try to break through barriers like language and attempt to connect is a beautiful thing. It is extremely difficult, and can often fail, but I have heard stories of people who met and could not communicate at all eventually marrying and having children!

It’s a delight to see that people are willing to put themselves out there and look foolish just to try to get to know another human being.

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