Monday, April 19, 2010

What's That Noise?

I woke up late this morning because it wasn't very bright outside. When I went outside to go to the bathroom I noted that there were clouds in the sky which was very weird and that it was humid. I thought to myself that these were the weather conditions that foretell rain, but then reminded myself that it's not going to rain for another three months. As I sat in my room eating my breakfast I thought the wind was pounding the leaves in at a very steady pace which sounded like rain, but it couldn't be. Then I heard a cry as Deenba slammed the door to our compound and ran toward the house. I got up to investigate and it actually was raining! It was the weirdest thing. It rained for about 15 minutes. Obviously, this was the talk of the town today because it's not supposed to rain until July. My mom assured me that this was a freak occurrence and that I should not let go of my fear about how hot it's going to be for the next couple of months. She cackled while she said this which made it especially terrifying.

After watching it rain from the porch of my bungalow, I made my way to see Dioss who I haven't seen in a while. He's getting ready for an exposition in Dakar on Wednesday. I'm going to go and be his official photographer. Although I'm not looking forward to going back to Dakar, I am excited to go to this exposition. It looks incredibly professional. There are laminated invitations with pictures of all the artists and one of their pieces.

The other big news in Dioss' life is that he's now online. He got the internet and is SO excited about it. I had to look at his facebook page for quite some time and then I took pictures of a bunch of his art so he can put it on facebook as well. I'm a very good digital picture taker. Put it on my resume. We also discussed setting up some great art workshops for some schools in Thies with all of the art supplies I have coming my way. It's going to be great.

This afternoon I met up with Katherine and Jackie, who were working on our camp project, and Thomas who was eating, obviously. It was a good time and then I came home to no power and fanned some coals which were cooking fish for our dinner for a couple hours.

Good day.


  1. hey man -

    do you ever teach ahmed english words or speak to him in english? just curious because aren't little kid brains better equipped to learn language? plus he sounds smart - i still can't do puzzles.


  2. I can't find Dioss on FB. What is his full name or how is listed? i want to be his friend!!!!!!