change their views of Americans, but our own stereotypes crumbled as we got to know people. On the train, we talked about all that had happened since we last saw one another in September. Independently produced for NPR by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman with John Gregory and Viki Merrick. If we want world peace, I believe a good place to start is to learn to speak the worlds languages. I believe God is in everything.
I believe that learning another language gives one the amazing power to break down cultural walls and bring people together. The trains destination was Len, Spain, but I wished it could transport me to Portland, Oregon, USA. I believe we can make peace. I believe hate is a cause for love. I believe we can protect people in danger. I remind myself that we wont always have to shop at Chevronthat just because at this point in my life I am struggling does not mean that I will always struggle. The following summer the friend who had studied in Austria and I traveled through Europe, making new friends in several countries. A line of anxious customers forms behind. I believe that God helps us to have a good time. I believe we should be generous.
How amazing that just a few minutes of talking with ordinary Americans shattered the stereotypes the young Spaniard held. And that is why I hold on to the idea of flexibility so tightly. Well, between the two of us, my friend and I could speak or at least stumble around in five languages. The only credit card she hadnt maxed out was the Chevron card, and the station on Eagle Rock Boulevard has a pretty big mart attached.