Not Fluent, but Close
Weekly Report 24
The break was a disappointment of sorts. Two of our planned interviews were delayed, so I was not able to accomplish as much as I looked forward to in my final product. The only silver lining was an event my mentor held. During the event I met a local artist that had moved to Frisco recently, a South American artist showcasing his work, and one of the co-owners of the local gallery here. All these individuals were willing to be interviewed for my final product; at the moment I am still scheduling interviews, but I am excited nonetheless.
What was truly interesting about the event though was that the Latino artist I met knew little english. I was somewhat hesitant to speak Spanish with a native speaker, but I did so anyways. The language is familiar to me; I spoke it fluently for six years of my life. It is dormant; in that sense, I can recall it at any time. Albeit I may struggle at first. Either way, conversing with this artist was motivating. My Spanish was not bad at all!
That realization got me thinking about languages in regards to networking. The fact that I am trilingual opens up many more opportunities for me. I am able to speak with people from all over the world. Really, it is a blessing. Of course, it is not going to be useful in every conversation I have, but, regardless, the times in which I am given the opportunity can be massively important. This recent meeting for example will allow me to learn about the art world at an international level; that is something I have yet to experience.