Feeling homesick? American tourists might be your answer.
Posted on February 17, 2009 by peacefulyorkshire
There is no rhyme or reason, it just happens. Some days I wake up extremely homesick. Today, lovely readers, was one of those days.
Starbucks in one hand, plopping myself in front of the York Minster I sat staring at its Gothic spires. I needed space, time to clear my head of my negative fog.
As I was finishing the hot chocolate with extra whipped cream I heard those all-familiar voices like a much needed hug– American Accents! Here was the conversation between two American men that put me back into reality.
-Hey Tom, whats that church over there?
-Lets see, let’s look at my guide book…that there is the York Min-i-uh-steer.
-Oh, that looks purdy old. Should we take a picture of it?
-Nah, let’s get lunch!
(And then off they walked!)
It didn’t stop my homesickness, but their words sure helped me realise that I am living in such a different world then these American tourists! I came to the conclusion that I am not such an outsider afterall. Overhearing their conversation made me really grateful to be in the gorgeous city of York, in front of such a beautiful masterpiece.