When you are swimming in a culture of differentness, sometimes even reality becomes a mirage. The following experiences fall on on a paradigm of possibility–just don’t ask where!
-got served kitfo atop a plate of injera with gomen and tagabino for dinner. in my fatigued stupor, i ate some of the sticky, red, earth-tasting stuff, which sat heavy on my stomach all through the night.
-dropped a roll of toilet paper into the bottomless pit of the shint bet
may have happened
-saw three beautiful, tall, blonde, non-Peace Corps-affiliated men walking down the road in Assela last Sunday
-made over 200 vocabulary flash cards to review for my LPI (Language Proficiency Interview) next week
-got courted by a twenty-something Ethiopian man who asked if I needed help painting my fingernails
-heard (and smelled!) the drip, drip, drip of a coffee-pot upon waking today
-watched America win a gold medal in the London Olympics instead of the otherwise endless stream of homemade habesha music videos and fifty year-old Tom and Jerry re-runs