Thursday, November 5, 2009
Ahhhhh! A cool breeze dances across the tent tonight. Relief is carried on its nimble feet, and it is wondrous. I know many of you long for warm breezes, and as we left Detroit I thought I was going to be happy as well. Our jet landed just a little too far south! The warmth of these people, now that’s a different story all together. We arrived tonight to the tent fully prepared for our sleeping arrangements. All the mattresses were laid out and the floor cleaned for a weary team. The night guard George had taken care of the whole thing for us. We shared the blog comments to date, and some are finishing their journaling for the day. A cockroach created a wonderful source of entertainment, as we made ready for the night. There was a big one in the bathroom, and Krystle was trying to pay off the big guys to take care of it. Jim came back from the bathroom and informed her that he had given it directions to her bed, and that he told it to wait an hour! Don’t you know that in a few minutes the crazy thing flew into the tent and was dive-bombing Krystle mattress. Rob made quick work of disposing the crazy thing. LOL! My mind was drawn back to a springtime event with Autumn and Krystle. Comic relief can be as delightful as a cool breeze when emotions are soaring so high, and bodies are so spent. Quiet, as quiet gets in this struggling city has now fallen. Music plays lightly in some club or home. The dogs’ fighting in the streets has begun. A lone motorcycle passes down on the main road, perhaps to garner one last taxi fare for the night. My mattress beckons, daybreak comes early as the roosters begin crowing at 3:00 am. We have come to the conclusion it is a hunger-induced hallucination! The electricity came on for a while, now it just went out. Just like clockwork! The day is spent, and so is my pen. Until tomorrow, blessings again.
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