Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Itchy Grass = Solidarity
For two weeks we were blessed with a group of 5 people—two old friends plus three new ones. We played with thousands of children in IDP camps in Lira and Gulu, painted a mural, participated in a “Solidarity Day” where the men worked in the fields and women cooked with the community one of the camps. We shared laughter and tears and meals—crammed into two weeks that went by too quickly. In honor of them I offer two Acholi sayings:
“Dako ngwal ki nyeke” A woman gives birth easily when she’s with another woman.
“Lagada yil ki wede,” The grass is itchy when there is a lot of it.