Friday, April 17, 2009

Romaniaphile

I've heard it said that after your mission, not a day will go by where you will not think of it. I think it's true for me. Sometimes it's just a Romanian word in my head. Other times I think of the members and investigators I knew there. Or I think of the cities, the architecture and the streets.

Right now I am listening to the Romanian Rhapsody by George Enescu on youtube. I remember listening to this on my mission. It stirs my memories. Reading in my apartment, listening to the CD I bought in the market. Actually, most classical music was sold in little stores. The pirated pop music was what you found in the markets. (I bought plenty of that too. Though I didn't listen to it until after my mission.)

My MTC companion just finished a trip back to Romania. I hope he posts a lot of pictures up on facebook. I know I will go back to visit again. I did it the summer after my mission and it's really what helped me move on.

I just looked up the weather for one of my favorite cities. Arad will have a high of 72 tomorrow with 20% chance of precipitation. Sounds perfect. I wish I had someone that I could talk Romania with! *smile*



6 comments:

Romulus said...

I love Enescu.

Bravone said...

I had a Romanian bookkeeper. Vasilica Teodorescu. She was so fun! I was surprised, knowing Italian, how much I could understand when she spoke. Do you find the same with Italian?

Tara said...

Nu stii ca eu nu am uitat si cu sotul meu fiind roman, mai pot practica. Ce vrei sa discutam? I don't have many Americans I can visit with...

Gabriela said...

Italian is very similar to Romanian, you are right. I get around understanding Spanish only from knowing Romanian. Crazy stuff!

mightybob said...

am nevoie de ajutorul tau sa scriu a letter to my missionary friend. he told me to write him in romanian, which is largely shot. :( vai de mine...

BigRedHammer said...

Sigur ca da! Cum vrei sa faci asta?