On the way home I stopped to do an errand. Waiting in line I heard the voice of a toddler speaking Russian to her Mama. Instant happiness. I was transported back 10 years to a time in my life when I was the foreigner, listening to the locals speaking Russian and Azeri. Standing in line tonight for those few moments I was with Liana, Farhad, Sabina, Erika, Fiona, Tshai, Jena, Basia, Nancie Jo, Krassi, Natalya. It made me smile.