Nu locuim în țări, locuim în limbile noastre. Aceea e casa ta, acolo și nicăieri altundeva.

“We don’t live in countries, we live in our languages. That is your home, there and nowhere else.” I’ve never heard this quote before…and there’s some truth to it. Particularly for those whose first language is not English. Examples? Those who grow up speaking, say, Romanian or even Chinese, carry a powerful identity regardless of whether they leave the mother country…that will continue sometimes even after they learn other languages. [Less so is the quote true for English speakers…as people who live in the rural US, or attend Oxbridge, or play ‘football’ in Australia may speak a version of the same language, but are not from the same country.