Mentally, I am stuck on my radio program. “Stroke of Fate’. I realize why most folk would not remember it. It only lasted Three months. From October to December in l952 (or ’53).
I got to thinking. (Not always a great idea) But, if you were to dream tonight that you could read/write and speak a language not native to you (Mine is English). Then after you awake, you would be sitting on the side of your bed and realize, “Hey, that was a neat dream,” then realize it was not only a dream, but now you are fluent in another language.
Which language would you just love to know in depth?
I was thinking, I took one year of French and remember only a few words of the language. I actually tried to converse with a Frenchman once in Italy while we were waiting for a bus. I WAS LOST!
We got this close to the Eiffel tower and did not go to it. But on the way to Paris, out in the country we met a sweet bi-lingual lady in a local shop, who helped us buy some snacks and find a toilet.
When I could hear with head phones, and we were hiking the AT. I listened to cassette tapes on Spanish, but to no avail for me. I really would love to speak Spanish. Most of my neighbors here in Florida speak Spanish. Either because they are from Cuba or Mexico.
As in EVERY case I want it all. But in a theoretical case like this I would say Spanish. It would be a tough call because I am captivated by the complex appearance in writing and the sounds of Japanese and Chinese. So this guy would love to be able to write Chinese and speak it, but since I will most likely not go to China (Not on my bucket list) I would opt for the gods of dreams to bless me with in depth Spanish.
Together Sherry and I have visited about 26 countries. In each one it would have been wonderful to be able to converse with the wonderful folk there. Most countries we have visited lthe people have been super cordial. We met many folk who were bi-lingual. That would be so great to speak with the regular Joe in their country.
So, if by a stroke of fate tonight you dreamed of a language, and it was to come true, which language would you prefer?