Barriers

 so I have to confess I thought I had a lot of admiration for my Bilingual friends...eternally grateful that they could converse with me in fluent English, I now wish to see them all receive medals for their skill....because I now understand what a barrier language can be when you are not a native speaker...

 

For me, le chausseur is on l'autre pied and I am bravely trying to converse in fluent french avec mes voisins et mes copins.....

You don't see a language barrier, you hear it.. and it can be a real hurdle until you are able to join in the conversation at normal speed and not miss too much of l'histoire...

The base layer of this canvas is a French english dictionary and the symbolism of the circles is of the constant brain growth resulting from re-labelling concepts with french phrases, often what is spoken cannot be translated, concepts are unique to a culture, and that's the buzz, the more the language barrier recedes the more emersed you know you have become in the whole culture thing...