Nom de Plumage

November 22, 2011

Emotions Run High

Filed under: Travel Journal — nomdeplumage @ 8:00 pm

Our arrival home from Toronto brought with it profound changes that were to affect the rest of my stay. Just days later, Dura and his son Zoran had a very serious falling out, that resulted in them not talking to each other. Needless to say, Kathy was devastated and caught in the middle between her husband and son. Then there was me. Not fully understanding the circumstances nor the history, I could make no judgement, nor did I want to take anyone’s side. Trying to remain neutral but at the same time listening to both sides of the story was very hard. So with that in mind, Zoran came to collect me and we spent an emotional day talking, crying and we threw in a bit of sight-seeing for good measure.
A local cafe was the starting point of our day. Waking up with a strong brew of coffee and even stronger personal sentiments, we got the tears started early. What I admire about Zoran is that he is not ashamed to show his feelings, he does not hold back and he has a huge heart. So this was a very tough and emotional stage that he was battling through. We then drove into the city and to a wonderful Catholic Cathedral that is nestled high upon a hill overlooking the city of Montreal. We are not very religious, but the view is great and it is a peaceful setting that gave us more opportunities to cry. We caught up on family histories, good and bad and got to know each other better. We are only three years apart in age, yet our personalities are very similar. So easy to talk with, he is a special person.
I love food and enjoy experiencing new cultures and the wonderful foods that these cultures offer. Today we went to a Lebanese Cafe/Eatery called Amir. Huge portions that barely fit on my plate, I was overwhelmed with the fresh food and wonderful tastes of lamb, salad, dips and bread. A simple fare, but delicious.
We needed to get home to pick up his two children, Milica and Djuki from their schools. While Zoran was cooking dinner, I was playing with the children. A late night again!

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