I have not posted any small stones since January 10th since Rob and I have been in Eldoret, Kenya. I have not had any real Internet access since then so have not posted any, but that doesn't mean that I haven't been paying attention to my day and noting those small moments.
In fact, miamba midigo is Ki-Swahili for little stones, and here are a few small stones from our time there.
seen during the holidays, bushy plants with vibrant scarlet blossoms made from leaves and yellow berries...here, the poinsettias decorate the stark end of tree branches seven feet in the air 1/16/2012
a lone cloud in the sky of cerulean blue disappears like smoke in a matter of seconds as I watch, in a few minutes another appears further away 1/15/2012
the crows caw, caw, caw like the crows of black we have, but these crows wear a vest of white across their belly and back 1/14/2012
we went to a funeral of a woman today; the village turned out--children, youth, men and women, young and old--we were told she was shunned for her disease while alive, some even shunned her in her death because of the stigma. they all watched us, even took our photos as part of her family, the only wazungu (white people) there. She deserved a celebration of her life. 1/13/2012
fuchsia blossomed-leaves, within are three petite yellow-petaled flowers on fuchsia stalks, handed to us to welcome us by a young black-skinned girl; three days later they still grace our room in a tumbler of water 1/13/2012
a few small stones, observations of the first couple days in Eldoret, Kenya...subject to revision, that is shaping and polishing
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