i love this picture.
it's Spot The Pinky.
it's I'm An African.
it's kids getting on with the world. with lives. with light. with love and camaraderie. with freedom and simplicity.
its real. like coca cola.
it gives me hope when i look at it.
it's so far removed from grown up bollox. from grown up fixations with global economic melt downs. and impending world doom.
so far removed from colour and race.
i love it when rubin argues in kiswahili and i can't understand him. i think he's getting somewhere. call me deluded.
his best friend, daniel, the one on the very right in the front row, reminds me of barak. he comes from kisumu in kenya.
and they played a blisteringly good game of footie today.
in their bright yellow bee suits. and afterwards ate ice creams victoriously.
i love africa for this.
Kitchen Board: Wednesday Evening: 4 Feb 2009
Contributors: Janelle, Veronica
Comments: must must get more petrol for the generator. we had another power cut this evening. damnit. but obviously its back on now. safari craig has left on, yup, a safari. his clients from new york thought he was joking when he said that there weren't going to be any computers in camp. (?) when they sat down for lunch yesterday - a grand top dollar safari lunch - one lady said well what am i supposed to eat? i don't eat red meat. i don't eat chicken or fish. i can't eat the quiche because i don't eat eggs. and of course i won't eat salads in africa.....
jesus. so they had to make her a special omelet from egg whites with mushrooms. why did she come, i wonder? does she have ANY idea where she is???? one can only hope she will by the time she leaves....
tooooooooooooooodely old pip, you. bisous xxx african ice cream ones....yum.