If you could…

… have any talent, what would it be?

By talent, I mean natural inclination or innate aptitude. Not a superpower (aka, being invisible or flying) or a skill (aka surfing or playing the violin). Personally, I wish I could pick up languages easily. I’ve taken six years of Spanish and it might as well have been one. I can’t even order food at Mexican restaurants. I lived in Thailand for five months and by the end of it, only had the vocabulary of a two year old Thai child. Now, of course, it’s all gone. The only Thai words I remember are “tourist”, “please”, “no”, and “taxi”. No matter how hard I try, whether it’s in the classroom or in full immersion, the words just don’t come. I’d love to be one of you people who just pick up new languages like it’s a walk in the park. You know who you are.

Speaking of Thailand, I would say it’s about time to share some pictures.

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Back to the subject, though. What about you? What would you choose if you could rewrite your genetic predispositions?


One response to “If you could…

  1. I’m right with you on the language thing. We lived in Puerto Rico for almost 3 years and my Spanish was still pretty poor by the time we left. And we had a tutor every week the whole time! I would love to be one of those people who learns languages easily. Perhaps in Heaven? Who knows? 🙂

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