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... the 70's, I don't feel old because of that. Spending this time with these younger playful and energetic people has revitalized the youth in me. I feel connected to the teachers and the kids in a way that would not have so easily happened at home.
Beyond all of that, we're here for one last day with the neighborhood kids and everyone was feeling a mix of emotions about that. Sadness, accomplishment, happiness, gratefulness for what we do have, and hope. ...
... that and other important teenage vernacular from Aline and his other instructors (#swag, #tagsforlikes, #myB (that may be from the early 90's), #r/t (he doesn't actually understand that one yet))
The heat is quite grueling to us ('you gringos sure drink a lot of water' was over heard), but there's rarely a complaint even while working.
We've been outside or in open air classrooms from 9-3 each day ( with a 2 hour break to walk ...
... of their starting price.
After shopping we had dinner at the hotel, and threw a quincianos party for Kayley
The teachers insisted on giving her the maximum interpretation on the Dominican tradition of splashing water in the face of the birthday girl-- they decided to surprise her with a toss in the pool. They pulled her aside with an apology for ...
... same for myself. It's easier than it sounds. The kids are all drawn to each other and the teenage cultural worries about being judged by peers are (for the most part) melting quickly. Beyond connecting with the teens, I'm enjoying the Dominicans:
Francesca is 10, has 2 siblings, lives in Islabon, loves to write but not talk in English, loves chocolate and volleyball, and stares me down till we both giggle every day. We were paired ...
... It was pretty surreal to see all of these.
Then, we passed by this cabinet of pieces of art Minerva had done while in jail. There was a picture of her daughter next to a bust she had made of her daughter as well. Below this there was a smaller bust and a pair of hands. Below that was a female nude form from the neck down and missing the feet lying on the left side. These latter pieces were of a female friend (whose picture was next to these pieces) ...