Monday, August 18, 2008

In any language

Do you have a secret love? Something that you pursue in private, an interest that makes the hours fly by and fills your heart with pleasure? Do you?

Oh! No, that’s not what I meant. Although if you do have a secret love of that sort that brings you joy, I’m happy for you. But really, I was thinking more of a hobby than an actual person.

I love languages. Always have. I’m intrigued by the way different cultures communicate. I’d love to be able to speak every language on the globe. I mean, who wouldn’t? It would make talking to anyone—and everyone!—as easy as…well, as easy as opening one’s mouth and heart. Bliss, sheer bliss.

Since I know it’s impossible to learn every language in the world I make due with knowing just a few. I speak Italian and Spanish, as well as—obviously—English. There are a couple other languages that I’m passably capable of speaking. I’d love nothing more than to see my books translated into other languages. It would be a dream come true. Who knows? Maybe someday.

So, what about you? Do you have a passion you’d like to share? Some hobby that interests you, some passion you pursue whenever you get a spare moment or two?


Unknown said...

I dance. Not well but that's what I do when no one is looking. I love the way it makes me feel.

Dru said...

I also have a love for languages. When I was going to France I learned a couple of phrases to practice there. Right now I'm re-learning Spanish and have daily conversations learning a phrase here and there. But my most secret love is devouring celebrity news.

Anonymous said...

I am not good with languages but I love cooking. It is my secret love!

Fun post.

Pam :^)

Anonymous said...

some passion you pursue whenever you get a spare moment or two?

Brendan Fraser.

Oh, that's not what you meant? Um, I'd love to learn to speak Gaelic. You know, one of those widely-spoken languages.

Not so much with the other hobbies, though. Love reading. Want to learn to knit, but it's not a driving passion.