Emily sat down at the counter in the small café and ordered a Greek coffee. It was a glorious sunny morning on Santorini, but Emily was feeling a little down.

The girl behind the counter listened intently to Emily chattering away while preparing her order. She heard about Emily’s awful ex-boyfriend, who’d cheated on her. About their dramatic breakup – it had been painful, but had left Emily free to travel. About Emily’s exciting summer plans in the Greek Islands.

Emily felt much better after unburdening herself to this nice girl. This nice Greek girl who understood almost no English at all.


Photo by asoggetti on Unsplash