I woke up @6.30am as we agreed we were going to leave to the North @7.00.
We had some breakfast (milk powder and bread) and left….long 5 hours after,
…we arrived at Toukountouna in a centre for “garzons” where we are going to stay for the night.
We had lunch…no comments on that:-it was penne with tomatoes, mushroom and onions. We are about to finish, it’s 1.49 pm.
I would really like to have sometime to record my emotions, no time at all to do so moving incessantly from one place to another.
I am in a ‘contemplating mode’, looking everywhere and everything overwhelmed!!!
Coming back from a long day spent in another orphanage in Boukumbé. I took a shower since as always, I was filthy at the end of the day. The area we spent the day was a very poor one.
This orphanage was not in great conditions.
Nevertheless one nun managed to turn many things around starting from putting up a school by herself with some little chairs, painted walls and few toys.
Kids there did not jump on us like in other places. These kids were not even comfortable to get too close to us at the beginning. Their eyes were dark, no sparks of light, no happiness, no joy, no smiles.Slowly they became more friendly and started smiling a little…still it was possible to ‘see’ the huge burden on their tiny, weak and fragile shoulders…You could read pain in their eyes….