Saturday, April 01, 2006

Some unfortunate news:

Everyone has read my posts About the things I saw in São Paulo and Salvador, and a few people back home and here in Brazil know how badly those things really messed with my mentality. It started to affect my Personal relationships and, now that classes have been going on for four full weeks, it has really set me back in terms of reading, studying, and even class attendance.
I think that sometimes in life people really have to analyze what´s important to them and think about what it is they Really want to contribute to world. So I began thinking that me being in Brazil is not really doing all that much aside from contributing to the advancement of my skills in Portuguese and also to my grad school applications. What is me being in Brazil truly contributing to a world that is in dire need of help In a huge percentage of it´s land?
In response to all of that, I feel it important to let everyone know, through the easiest and most convenient means possible (this blog since I don´t have everyones´ email address.)
I have worked this out with and American Airlines, and after paying the $100 fee to change my flight date, I am Leaving Brazil on April 7th (Friday). I will not, however, be returning to the US. Through the birthright Fund (for which I applied last August), a grant that I received, I will be going to Israel for the 10 days Of the program and after the 10 days, I intend to stay there and do my part in helping the country my grandfather loved so much, and the home to so many people of my familial bond, achieve and maintain peace. Obviously being only One person what I have to contribute will be minimal, but unfortunately for some, and fortunately for me, I have realized that this is what I must do to actually feel Like I am making a positive and beneficial contribution to this world.
To Dr. Anderson and Katrena, the people really responsible for getting me here, I´m sorry and will explain more in detail soon. To Caroline and my mom, dad, and the rest of my family, I will be telling you more information as I Speak with you individually. And to everyone else, I may or may not, depending on access, be posting pictures and detailed texts of what it is going on there and what I am doing there. No one worry, though, because this is what I must do and I know you will all understand.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I hope this is an April Fools joke