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... up and down with the changing river levels. It's a place with almost no almost no electricity, no plumbing, and few "modern" conveniences yet with a sense of community that is hard to understand. Before I leave, I want to overcome my fear and explore this community and meet some of the people who live there.
I've had several offers to spend Christmas with families of friends here. It really says a lot about the warmth of the people here to invite a foreigner ...
... of the man who climbed a tall ladder that leaned against a high wall. He pulled himself up step by step and eventually reached the very top. When he finally stopped climbing and was able to see from above, he realized that the ladder was leaning against the wrong wall. He had learned to climb, but did not know what climbing was for. He had reached the top only to find that something essential and life-defining had been left far behind.
How a culture treats and answers ...
... in a slightly wobbly fashion, and I happily went straight to sleep under my mosquito net.
The next morning I woke up at about nine, feeling completely normal. Duel said we were going to his friend Manuel's house, (Manuel was caretaker for my mega-hut). It was Manuel's wife's birthday and I was going to have some much needed dinner. Manuel's place is on the river bank about a ten minute walk through the Jungle along a well worn but muddy, slippery path. A small amount of ...
... smartest move. But I was at the mercy of my bowels, and in the end, I was so incredibly relieved for it.
Sitting here this morning, I’m not sure what to make of last night’s experience. It was most certainly profound but I feel as though I pushed too much away. Like Maddie and her gift. I intend on fixing that tonight if I’m given the opportunity.
The only real certainty to come out of last night was when I woke up this morning, my ear infection was ...
... our king.
Nearly a century ago, a French sociologist wrote that every institution’s unstated first goal is to survive and grow, not to undertake the mission it has nominally staked out for itself. Thus the first goal of a government postal service is not to deliver the mail; it is to provide protection for its employees and perhaps a modest status ladder for the more ambitious ones. The first goal of a permanent military organization is not to defend national ...