I am often asked what I miss most about living in the United States or what it is that Armenia does not have- that I need. Ten years ago I would have said- bookstores and cafe latte’s- but cafe latte is a staple at most of the places I frequent and my i-pad has become my bookstore… and over the years I have realized that really- it is the diversity that I miss.
I miss different nationalities- different backgrounds and seeing a beautiful rainbow of colors and flavors and hearing the sweet sound of different accents and languages on the street. I miss celebrating Passover with a friend, or being invited for Barbeque Chicken at a colleagues house, or being a guest at a Quincenera or celebrating Greek culture at the LA Greek Fair.
I miss the diversity (and I am sad that my children do not get to experience it)- it is still the one thing that tears at my heart when someone asks “Do you miss anything about the USA?”.