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Everyday communications enriches us in many ways. We usually live with other people and interact with them in many ways.
First, there is, of course, talking. and while one may think that talking is a simple way of communication, the truth is that it may create many misunderstandings. For example, here in our guest house, people come from all over the world and getting along is not always an easy task. Of course, now you are thinking "What is the big deal, everyone squeaks English". Actually this is not exactly so. I see people from different places everyday and yes, some do speak English, but others don't. How I am supposed to understand therm? And even of they do speak, what if my yaya (grandmother) turns to be at the reception? She wouldn't understand anything that is not Greek.
Then to the rescue comes the body language. One can be surprised how much information you can pass along pointing and usingt he body. Now this is an universal language! The sign for "this", "no" and "there" is the same in almost every culture.
Sometimes we need to get creative. If, say, someone comes and doesn't speak any language we do and furthermore, what we are trying to explain is a bit more complicated than pointing, then one needs to get in the game his/hers theatrical skills and even bring the surrounding objects into the conversation . You don't have such? I believe that you wild find them in the minute you need to explain to a Japanese person that the breakfast does not have in it chocolate cake in it, but they could have one from the village's bakery.
I find it fascinating that in the end communication is more than just talking. Knowing languages is, of course, great thing, but one can not be expected to know them all. On the other hand, the opportunity, freedom and belief in yourself to have a conversation with a foreigner is something that shows our undying connection as one.