Monday July 23,2012
Everything here is gorgeous. We’re on our way to Gulu, and I’ve never
been so in awe. I’ve spent the last hour waving to people that are
walking by our van. They are so pleasant and excited to see us.
all of the children dressed up nicely on their way to school, though
most aren’t wearing shoes. People shout and laugh as they see us smile
and wave. All of the concentrated or sullen faces break apart with the
flash of pearly white teeth and sparkling eyes. All just because I took a
second to make eye contact and wave. I love all of them. My heart hurts
a little. I think this is my favorite place. Even the smells are
comforting. Occasionally the air will be filled with a waft of fresh
fruit from a vendor, mahogany, exotic flowers, and of course- burning
garbage. The weather is so nice. It’s cool, like being in fog early in
I read mom’s card for me today. It was encouraging. I honestly think I
could live here. I keep daydreaming about what it would be like to wake
up each morning in Africa. There is a lump in my throat from just
watching a family walk by. They call us ” buzungu” which is Swahili for
white, which is associated with “precious” I wish there was a word I
could respond with, to let them know I think they are precious too.
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