Good article in the Hartford Courant on the growing Nepalese community in West Hartford.
It was the end quote that really struck me. The words of Bishnu Lama, who owns a local restaurant.
“In Nepal, life is much slower, and you know the whole neighborhood. If you run out of salt, you go to a neighbor. You’re never alone in Nepal,” he said.
“America is a great country. But it’s different. Here, you work so much that sometimes you don’t have time to eat. It’s easy to be alone in a crowd. Old people stay inside and just watch TV. People here have a dog and cat but have no one to talk to.”
Whether you agree or not, sometimes it’s good to see our lives through a fresh set of eyes.