Learning Spanish By Studying Greek

Excerpt from the Start Your Week with Steve newsletter, a free weekly e-mail newsletter of Steve Henderson Fine Art:

Steve Says:

The Fruit Vendor, original oil painting by Steve Henderson, Sold

“Years ago, Carolyn and I lived in Pamplona, Colombia with Colombian friends. The house was an alleyway with a tin roof over the top; our bedroom was a broom closet with a single twin box spring mattress; our hosts were generous, intelligent, creative and rich with warmth and love.

“Our host was always reading, always studying, and he came up with the idea to teach us Greek, because he was so fascinated by it and wanted to talk about it with someone. The only problem was, our Spanish was so rudimentary that speaking either langugage was Greek to us.

“No problem for our host. We embarked upon daily Greek lessons. And while we never did get particularly good at Greek (and I don’t remember any of it today), we found ourselves leaping ahead in our Spanish.

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