It seems like I’m beginning to blend in here. Someone asked me for directions here in New York today. As you know from earlier posts, this is not unusual for me around Europe and Central Asia, but I can’t remember if it ever happened in New York or with an American asking. But today was the day! Later, when I had written the first entry in the five-year journal that I bought a while back, I realized that I had written it in English. Don’t ask me why, it wasn’t intentional. I’m of course glad to blend in, in New York, but that language mistake made me wonder if perhaps I’ve stayed here too long?