(A to Z Blogs April 2015 – Back to Africa)
I love completion yet have an aversion to finishing things. So here it is half way through May and I’ve yet to post my last letter for the A to Z April Back to Africa. Today is the day, but I know there will be other posts. This last one, Z is for Zoomed By, will likely go on–become it’s own category perhaps. For now, though these are my closing sights from my trip to Africa.
- Was that a Rwandan barn swallow? It swooped over the tea field to our right
- An adobe type home has a silver metal circle set in the plaster to decorate above the front door entrance. It takes me a moment to realize it is a hubcap. Wonder if they saw that on Pinterest? You never know.
- We follow a large flatbed truck with a short container. “67,200 lbs MAX,” the container’s rear says. Emblazoned on the side “Emirates Shipping.” We pass several of these.
- Our driver accept 1/2mybeignet. We break bread together, Justin and Kristin. This moment of connection makes me smile.
- A boy, maybe 8 or 9, with a staff is herding 11 goats.
- So many little girls in their dresses and bald.
- See a nicer building? Ask what it is. Answer, invariably, “A school.”
Kristin King is an author, publisher and co-founder of the nonprofit Future Hope Africa which is based in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She is from Kentucky (USA) and lives as an expat in Holland.