Just days

October 13, 2006

Today it is just shy of two weeks since we arrived on the island. It has been wet and grey for three days, and this morning I awoke with my face so bitten by flies that my features had collapsed alarmingly into a dumb, swollen mass, giving me the look of a stroke victim. We walked out on the waterfront then, to buy mosquito coils and repellants and when I heard the old men at the cafes laughing as we passed, I turned to Josh and pretended to translate. “They’re saying ‘See? Americans beat their wives, too.’”

Josh lowered his voice and answered in imitiation “I like them better already”.

It’s been a rough start. But the work is beginning, and I am finding comfort in that.

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