Vienna-Kandy

Vienna-Kandy

For the first half of my life I lived in Sri Lanka; the second half I have spent in Austria. People like me, who grew up in one culture and live in another, think partly differently to others, as their mind moves constantly between two cultures.

Some everyday situations stir my emotions and remind me of a situation from my past in which I felt the same. I find myself comparing these situations – and have had a fascinating experience: the two situations set in two different cultures blend into one emotion.

I am thankful to my parents and teachers who contributed to my wonderful childhood and dedicate my essays to my beloved children and to everybody who believes that two cultures can bring people together instead of keeping them apart.