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... the sound system, with no apparent purpose apart from to confirm that it is still working.... Learning a few Malagasy phrases, and anyone who knows my abject ability at learning languages, notably English, French, Spanish and Mandarin will know, that the grammar may be lacking the tonal quality may be very suspect but I will be able to say: hello, (Salama), Yes (Eny) No (Tsia) Thank you, (Misaotra) I do not understand ( Tsy Azoko) And ...
As I prepare to leave Madagascar tomorrow I have such a wide-range of emotions and thoughts that I cannot possibly articulate them all here. Instead, I'll share two poems that have brought me comfort, encouragement, and clarity about both leaving and the approaching homecoming.
Approaching the twilight of my existence
I bless you life [Mada]...
Because you never gave me
either deceitful hopes,
or unjust foils,
... was 'Story.’ Austin and Tanya gave us some really good things to reflect on and ways to help us share our story in an attempt to help ourselves, and those of you at home, see a more complete picture of Madagascar, one that is more complex and nuanced than the one story of impoverished Africa that we are often presented with in the West. I hope to share some of my reflections on the questions they asked us in later posts and to continue to share my piece ...
... their angst and agony from behind me. I held back my own tears for their pain and keep reminding their daughter, their niece, their granddaughter to take a breath.
After more than two hours of ventilation, we prescribed a drug not commonly used, but available at the pharmacy, in the hopes of startling her brain into breathing. It worked. Her heart raced, her lungs flew open, and she began to breathe - all on her own.
I watched ...
... point in the city. We get a local guide to take us around the Palace on an hourlong tour. There are great views over the whole city and the surrounding hills from here. The palace buildling itself and the ruins of some other buildings are quite interesting. However, sadly only the outside walls of the palace are left standing after a huge fire in 1995 completely destroyed all the wooden structures ...
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