Thursday, August 13, 2009
PRECIOUS FACES OF KENYA
I loved how the tiny babies were always peeking out from their Mothers backpacks. Some babies were frightened by our white skin.
I was constantly swishing the flies away from these sweet faces. Their Mothers didn't seem to be bothered by them.
Most pictures of kids had thumbs up signs in them. The little guy on the left wasn't sure how to get his thumb up.
This is Mary. She had learned fairly good English in school and we could converse a little bit. When I was standing next to her she sighed and reached up to run her fingers through my hair. Mary shrugged as if to say, I just can't help it. Your hair is such a different texture than mine. She fluffed it and patted it, then said it was nice and giggled. This was a very special moment for me. It was one of trust and friendship across cultural boundries.
As always enlarging each picture will show the details more clearly.