It's already been almost a full month since returning home from volunteering with the refugee relief effort in Greece.
When I first arrived back home, I had a hard time talking about my time in Greece. For the first week, I kept myself within the safe confines of my apartment. Not because I didn't want to talk about it, but because I didn't know how. I didn't know how to answer the imminent "How was your trip?" questions that would surely be fielded my way. How do you answer such an innocently trivial question to describe an experience so big? And what if people already had their own preconceived notions and stances on the refugee crisis? What if they diminished what I experienced and most of all the stories of those I had the chance to hear, to mere numbers, or to incomplete information heard through the media or through their own circles? What if people didn't want to talk about it all?