Ten Ogórek Jest Zielony
Well, there it is. My first full sentence in Polish. It was taught to me this week by a group of grade-three students at St Basil’s school, which runs a Polish-English bilingual programme. Not exactly the most important statement ever uttered (this pickle is green), but, hey, it’s a start. In fact, the students gave me a standing ovation, likely due to not only the fact that I encouraged it, but also their astonishment that I could pull it off!
Standing ovations all around – unforced and entirely spontaneous – are due to three congregations of religious women with whom I