Thursday, December 31, 2009
What We'll Miss 2009, Part II
What could I say about Ethiopia? I didn't plan on making it to Africa even by the time I was 60, let alone the week after my 30th birthday.
Three months after coming home, I still have trouble writing or talking about the trip. Is it because it brings back memories of the orphan's face? Or the sick and abandoned? The beggar?
Maybe it's because I cannot explain how people in Ethiopia are happier than people in America. Maybe that makes me too ashamed to talk about it. Maybe.
Still, I'll never be the same after Ethiopia. I miss you most this New Year's Eve.