Sunday, September 27, 2009

Sunday Snapshot

This is one of many many shots we took on our way to and from places in and around Lalibela - literally, a shot taken out of the jeep window.... a scene common and precious and beautiful. In this image I see the life of my son. I knew this before I met my son. THIS is his legacy. THIS is his place. THIS is his homeland. For as simple and impoverished in material goods, the richness IS clear to me.
I heard time and time again from other AP's, "It made me so grateful for the hot water I have." Or, "I was so thankful to be home among my many luxuries." Or, "I know now why the US is the greatest place to live." I just never felt that. Neither did the 3 biggies or my husband. We're cultural relativists, it seems. The injustices and inequties of "who has what and why" were front and center for each of us in our own way. And, for us, this emerging reality is part of a new comittment, as a family, to do some things differently. I hope we show enough courage and enough bravery to get where we need to go and do what we need to do.


Waiting for Zufan! said...

Great photo. Love it.

Lulu McCabe said...

Oh, I'm so glad I found your blog too! What a beautiful story. And such a gorgeous kid!