When something great happens, and I mean something really great, it's hard to believe sometimes that it ever happened. As though we only know life to be ordinary, or something. Or that fantastic things couldn't possibly really happen! Not to us!
Well, they do. And I am realizing more and more that my role in many peoples' lives is to be able to show people, to prove to them, that this fabulous fabulous experience really happened. To them!
Indeed, it's hard to believe that a week ago we were in Israel. David & Gabriela were celebrating the wedding of their dreams on a mountain top.
The reality is starting to trickle in now through photos, just as the belief wains.
Have I ever mentioned how much I love my clients? Maybe not directly, but I think you can tell by my blog, how wonderful and special I think they are. That's what I think you can tell, anyway. Well, here I'll come straight out and say it: I have the coolest clients EVER!
And it is because of such people, that I am happy to say I will be away for the next two weeks. How far, you ask? How far will I go for a wedding?
As far as you'll send me! And in this case, it's Israel, baby.
So I'm off, faster than you can say Shalom.
I will be checking e-mail, and even possibly sharing an entry or two on here.
Ok folks, this one goes out to my generous donors. To support my participation in, and the possibility of, the Piga Picha Project at St. Clare's orphanage in Kenya, anyone who donated $100 receives an 11X14" print of a photo I took on the trip.
The time has come, to make your selection.
(Click on each thumbnail to see a large version)
(You can also choose from my last two Kenya blogposts with pictures of orphanage children and streets of Kisumu.)
If you are seeing this post and would like to participate and donate (like the other REALLY COOL PEOPLE), please do so by sending an e-mail money transfer to email@example.com. Don't forget to include your mailing address to get a tax receipt, and your photo selection!
(Donations now go toward the exhibit of the orphan's photos, to help raise money for a new dormitory at the orphanage. Right now they sleep 2, sometimes 3, to a cot.)
Beautiful children. Older than their years, and incredibly joyous at the same time. I try to imagine the hardships experienced already in their young lives, and notice how they experience pure joy so easily. It's like a dance they do, between the two extremes.
As is found anywhere in the world, we have everything to learn from children.