Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Surprise, surprise!

Some have commented on this photo, observing that I look so happy. Well, I AM happy, but something more is going on in this photo. I am a bit shocked:
I saw what was essentially “a baby carrying a baby" on her back, a common, but always an arresting sight. I swept them both up in my arms, and supported them with my right hand,... only to discover that the baby's baby (sister) had no dress, pants, or underwear,... just a bare bottom. I was a bit taken by surprise, and Betsy Walker captured it, as all the villagers giggled. "Oops, pardon me."(This may make a little more sense if we recognize that Rwandans, even at the very “bottom of the pyramid," are very modest and proper people.)