The Toughest Job You'll Ever Love...Kenya

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Tuesday, September 06, 2005

The Mirror

So, I am so far outside the loop that it would be a full 12 hour
matatu ride just to see where the loop might be.

Since I have gotten to Kenya, I have managed to go weeks without
seeing my face in a mirror. I don't know if you have ever tried this,
but I don't suggest it. When I do finally see my face, it is a shock,
because I do not recognize myself. Something you think you are as
familiar with as your own face becomes a bit foriegn.

This same feeling washed over me last Friday. I have gone weeks
without reading a newspaper or hearing englis radio broadcasts. The
result was, that it took an email from my friend Renee to let me know
what was going on in America. I went straight to internet news
sources, and again, I didn't recognize my own country. The reports
reminded me more of things I expect to be happening in Nairobi, not
New Orleans. I am lucky, all of my family is safe. I have friends
here and in America who I can't even imagine their pain right now and
my thoughts are with them always.

All my love...


  • At 2:45 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Thanks 4 the update.yes,much pain 4 people n hard to believe.B. in Ca.


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