Today I’m feeling kind of sad, because of the things I cannot change, and because I am worried about my family, because my homeland Kenya has been torn apart by violence and ethnic hatred, and I am so far from home, and there is nothing I can do about any of these things, except to pray, and hope.
So I’ve decided to share a random selection of images drawn from photos I took that represent different things from the last year that made me smile, that are representative of the basics in life, of simplicity and beauty.
Mike [Visitor] says
I’m sorry to hear that your working papers didn’t through 🙁 It would have been nice to have started now rather than in March.
I also hope your family is okay. It was scary to read the news about Kenya daily while I was in Uganda… things are not going well there. I was in Nairobi for a night and all seemed calm, but I was also staying in Westlands, which I get the impression is a pretty well to do area that rarely has problems. I’ll give a call over there soon.
mary [Member] says
Mike, thanks. I’m a bit bummed out about it, but I’ll deal.
I’ve talked to my mom several times, and so far they’re doing well, thanks for asking. It’s definitely a worrisome situation, and I can only hope things calm down soon. You’re right about Westlands, it’s a relatively affluent area, and pretty chill. The trouble areas are mostly in the less affluent areas and of course out in the rural areas where the tribal tensions are a lot more palpable and things are more volatile.
Hope all is well, I’m looking forward to seeing you in the Summer!