Melbourne is, by far, the most diverse city I have ever been in. One tour guide said 147 different nationalities live in the city of 5 Million people. We heard over a dozen different languages being spoken on the chaotic streets. Aside from English, the most represented was Chinese, followed by a dozen or so other Asian languages. India and China have the most recent immigrants. The least represented group, at least from eyesight, were people of African descent. But walking in the chaos made me realize even more that we are all one race, the human race. No matter what language was spoken, what texture or color your skin and hair is, we are all identical. We wear the same types of clothes, that cover certain body parts. Have the same dietary needs. All are here to provide for ourselves and our family. We are all so much more alike than different.
The sense of time here is different. On our 45 minute flight from Melbourne to Hobart they fed us! Full service, with drinks, a snack of shortbread with sweet potato 🍠 pesto and chick pea chips.
Yesterday, at the prison, we took a 20 minute boat ride. Many of the native Australians had a full meal, alcohol and all. I would never do such a thing….after all it’s only 20 minutes, but I think that they see it as the glass full of minutes, not like me, with the ‘only’ qualifier.