at least twice a week, i teach mwali.
mwali is the syce.
he is a natural with horses. he never grew up with them. but he is gentle and seems to really love them...even though they are just a job for him. i want him to learn as much as he can possibly learn. so does he.
he is a young man. he is not more than 22. he comes from a poor family near tengeru, a long way from here. he supports his mother, his father and his younger sisters and brothers. he is the only one who has a job. he didn't manage to finish school. only because of lack of money. and a family which needed financial support to survive.
he is centered. grounded. quiet. to the point. respectful. kind.
he is fearless, it seems.
he not a person of many words. his english is poor. my swahili is worse.
in our lessons he is so focussed. and he has finally mastered the diagnol. so quickly!
when mwali smiles, or when he laughs, it's like a sunrise.
it's like sunbeams on waves.
i love teaching mwali.