How do you know...

...what a dream is, if you never accomplished one? How do you know what an adventure is, if you never took part in one? How do you know what anguish is, if you never said goodbye to your family and friends with your eyes full of tears?

How do you know what diversity is, if you never lived under the same roof with people from all over the world? How do you know what tolerance is, if you never had to get used to something different, even if you didn't like it? How do you know what being desperate is, if you never arrived in a place alone and could not understand a word of what everyone else was saying? 

How do you know what autonomy is, if you never had the chance to decide something by yourself? How do you know what it means to grow up, if you never stopped being a child to start a new course? How do you know what to be helpless is, if you really wanted to hug someone, but had a computer screen to prevent you from doing it?

How do you know what distance is, if you never, looking at a map, saying; "I am so far away"?

How do you know what a language is, if you never had to learn one to make friends?

How do you know what patriotism is, if you never shouted; "I love my country", holding a flag in your hands?


How do you know what the true reality is, if you never had the chance to see a lot of them to make one? How do you know what an opportunity is, if you never caught one? How do you know what pride is, if you never experienced it for yourself, at realizing how much you have accomplished? How do you know what to seize the day is, if you never saw the time running by so fast?

How do you know what a friend is, if the circumstances never showed you the true ones? How do you know what a family is, if you never had one that supported you unconditionally?

 

How do you know what borders are, if you never crossed yours, to see what's on the other side? How do you know what imagination is, if you never thought about the moment when you would go back home? How do you know the world, if you have never been an exchange student?

 

Teksten er skrevet av Trygve U. Skogseth, norsk utvekslingsstudent 2011/2012

 

 

6 kommentarer

ugg sko

10.nov.2011 kl.06:23

Stilig <3! love the photos!! chuck and blair <3 skjekk ut her og :) :)

Emilie Mikalsen

10.nov.2011 kl.10:52

Det var en meningsfull og fin tekst, får deg virkelig til å tenke over ting. Du er virkelig sterk Andrea som er utvekslingsstudent, jeg er så stolt av deg!

Beate

10.nov.2011 kl.10:57

Åh, jeg savner deg så ufattelig mye. Hvis jeg bare kunne stupe inn i pc'en å gi deg en klem :)

Madelen i New York

10.nov.2011 kl.17:47

Åh, elska det!

Claudia

10.nov.2011 kl.18:55

Åhh, Andrea. Det var så herlig å snakke med deg! Savner deg. Klem.

Christine

10.nov.2011 kl.23:56

Det var rart å lese. Elsket det, virkelig. Det virket så rett fra hjerte ditt og jeg savner deg sånn. En god kussi-klem nå hadde vært priceless. I love you.

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andrea

andrea

17, Moss

Hei, jeg reiser som utvekslingsstuden året 11/12 og vil derfor befinne meg i Louisiana. Her kan du lese om min nye hverdag. Hvis du skulle ha noen spørsmål kan du sende en mail til andped8@ostfoldfk.no

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