Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Double Takes

At the end of my favorite movie, "Everything is Illuminated," Elijah Wood (aka Frodo's) character returns to the U.S. from the Ukraine and sees the people that he met in the Ukraine in the faces of the random people chilling around the U.S. airport. And this is just another reason why I love this movie. Because it happens to me ALL THE TIME. It's been happening to me for months. Four months, to be specific. Since I stepped off the plane from Romania in April.

I would see faces of investigators that I taught. I would see the faces of the obnoxious teenage boys that would hang out in my neighborhood (the bloc boys, as I lovingly call them), and many others. And for a while, it had kind of stopped. But now that BYU campus is now jam packed with people, it's been happening again. It's so weird, seriously! I stare at people and think "where do I know you? oh yeah, you look just like so and so in Romania."And then, "oh...Romania." sigh. I feel just like Jonathan from Everything is Illuminated, and when it happens, it makes me miss Romania so much. But I don't want it to stop.

Wouldn't it just be nice if in those very moments I could just go over there and see those peeps and chat for a bit? That would be sweet. If only!

So I guess the moral of this story is that I miss Romania. And I want to go back. Anyone want to go with me?