Taxi conversations

When trying to explain what Kuwait is like to people back home, it’s like trying to tell somebody about a piece of art you’ve seen in a museum by painting it for them yourself, right there on the spot.  I get overwhelmed trying to describe this place because it’s complex, yet formulaic.  I both know that I have been to places that are far better than Kuwait and that this is where I belong for now regardless.  I sealed the deal by signing an 18 month contract for wifi service yesterday.  That and telling my school I would be back for the 2014-2015 school year.  I highly doubt that I will stay beyond 2015; after all, by then I will have been here for three years.

What is it about this place that keeps me here?  And what is it about this place that pushes people away? Continue reading

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