For most of the Spring Break vacations of my teenage years, I've been greatly blessed to have traveled to many different countries such as:
- Kingston, Jamaica
- Cancun, Mexico
- San Juan, Puerto Rico
- Dominican Republic
Just to name a few.
What I love most about traveling is that you are opened to new, cultural customs of living, new dialects, and just new people in general. If there is one thing you should know about me, its that I love meeting people, almost as much as I love film. Meeting people from other countries at a young age opened both my eyes and my mind to learn more about human beings different from myself. Not only in a physical sense... but even more so in a spiritual sense.
Whenever I would return home to the states from a trip, and right after that first step off of the plane, I would feel as though I was missing something. Actually, it felt as though everyone around me was missing the same thing.. it was a bizarre feeling.
Now that I'm a bit older, I believe I'm realizing what we were, and still are, missing today. I came to this realization by remembering an unspoken custom that all these different people, living in countries thousands of miles away from my own, shared. I always wondered what this specific 'custom' looked like, and how the people who unknowingly abided by it behaved. I was blessed enough to have my questions answered with my own two eyes. The things we have all been missing here in the U.S. is...
Love & Unity.