Friday, February 08, 2008
update on "I went walking and what did i see..."
This morning, Miriam, our house help came into our kitchen and the first thing she said was, "I saw you walking yesterday." I didn't quite catch all that she said, but, as I pieced it together, I realized that the time I was walking home from Garden, yesterday, she was on the mini-bus coming from our home to Garden where she lives. "Oh, you saw me walking! Wow. Where was I?" As she explained where she saw me, she shared some interesting thoughts both from what she said and heard and also by how she looked. She said that the people in the mini-bus (who didn't know that I was her boss) were saying out loud "Wow, there is a Mzungu walking!" There were basically saying things like, I wonder why he is walking and why is he walking... Miriam said out loud that he wanted to be more like us (without revealing who I was to her.) She looked somewhat proud of me. She kept saying, "That is good. That is good." Hmm... I better get my walking shoes on I guess.
Posted by Steve at 12:39 PM