On a recent trip to Prague I found myself seated with five Russian people at an evening of Czech Folk Dancing. While I spoke no Russian my table companions used their minimal English and we did okay. They were pleasant and we laughed as we struggled with the language barrier.
In our continuing efforts to communicate I pulled out my cell phone and shared my Prague pictures with them. After this they shared their photos with me. Soon the wine and beer began to flow as we clanged glasses, sang songs and danced with the folk-dance troop. It was magical evening I’m sure none of us will ever forget.
It’s been a difficult couple of years living in America with all that has gone on. Perhaps our government officials need to go out for a beer and sing a few songs together. I’ve been told a well-known Governor does this with his legislators and it works. Maybe we can move this to the federal level.