Saturday, July 23, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

We met this sweet blue eyed Zambian on our walk through the village with Home Based Care the last week in Lubwe. 

This spot was one of the most comforting places we visited in Africa. It was filled with Marianist Brothers and kind Fathers who welcomed us as if they had known us all along. The first night we visited them we had homemade apple pie from one of the Brothers from Brooklyn, and possibly the best french fries I have ever had (absence really does make the heart grow fonder!)
A set of prayers were said around a table of new people I was bound with by the experience on the tip of our tongues: Africa. 
Praying for the people of Norway. I will never, ever be able to understand violence against innocent children. May the families of the victims find some sort of peace after all this tragedy they have suffered today. I also hope the surviving children at the camp will be able to slowly heal and realize there is still good in this world, despite all the despair they experienced in this unspeakable act of cruelty.

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Anton, Africa.

Self Evident Truths

Real world now? Real world.

I have begun embarking on this journey with job applications to local photo gigs, David LaChapelle Studio, and Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Cover letters have made my fingertips turn to sirens and my mind instantaneously reeling with thoughts of becoming a full time volunteer. A UN ambassador. A wannabe St. Francis of Assisi.

I want to be everything but what I currently am--a 22 year old with a whole lot of photos in my back pocket and an always open inbox. As long as everyday is a surprise, something that will keep me looking towards the sky and counting the positives in each day...I will be happy. Until then~~