I was sitting at my little desk in German class yesterday when I looked up at the ceiling and saw what you see in the image. I thought, “cool picture.” The irony was this morning I was trying to teach someone the difference between “shade” and “shadow” in English.
Today is the last German class. I guess the country goes on some sort of month long holiday. I will sit and do my best to continue on with the course and learning words and speaking high German in a country that, while they understand high German, they have various dialects of Swiss German, which, I honestly have a very hard time understanding any of some of them.
Now I will simply take time to go find something to do here that is productive until whenever my native country says, “visa granted for your spouse.”
How odd, it took only two days to get one for me here in Switzerland.
I will now get ready for my last class. It is interesting; I think much of my German class is refugees. Yesterday I was chatting and was surprised they didn’t have to pay for the classes, transport, etc. They found it odd that a white guy from America was paying to attend the class.
What is funny is that I do believe everyone wants to work and help contribute to the country, but without the language skills…refugee or college educated with years of skills and international experience, will both have trouble integrating.
You keep walking forth and trying. You will make mistakes, fall down, get back up…just keep trying. It is the only solution I know that works. While one appears to be a shadow inside the shade…one day someone will notice you and say, “A diamond in the rough! How lucky I am to find it!”