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"I often wonder what would have happened to me if I hadn't made that decision. I suppose I would have sunk. I suppose I would have found some kind of hole and tried to hide or pass. After all, we make ourselves according to the ideas we have of our possibilities. I would have hidden in my hole and been crippled by my sentimentality, doing what I was doing, and doing it well, but always looking for the wailing wall. And I would never have seen the world as the rich place that it is. You wouldn't have seen me here in Africa, doing what I do."

- V.S. Naipaul, A Bend in the River
Feb. 28th, 2009 @ 08:09 pm Getting to know you
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From:rjhatl
Date:March 20th, 2009 12:30 am (UTC)
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Well, I look at it this way.. it may or may not just be a polite invitation, but it's still an invitation. If they didn't really want you to attend, they wouldn't have bothered to invite you at all.

When I was a temporary expat in Lagos (before moving there), I had a hard time getting involved in activities around town. That changed once I moved there- invites to things became much more common.
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From:congogirl
Date:March 20th, 2009 03:06 pm (UTC)
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Absolutely - living there is a huge boon. I don't think I'd mind being temporary in different locations, but to be temporary in the same place sometimes makes me feel like I'm trying to be an insider but I'm always a bit of an outsider!