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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Awake

I am awake when I should be sleeping. The streets in Kigali are in mid-morning bustle, and so am I. I love that space between sleep and wakefulness when the mind wanders at will to strange and wonderful places that under the harness of daylight it might not go. In truth, I’m trying to prolong this time zone for one more day since I need to head to the airport at 4 am tomorrow, and it will be much easier if I do not make the shift quite yet.

My mind winds around ripe purple passion fruit...maracuja...maracuja of the soul, juicy and gritty.

It laughs in delight over a translator looking at picture of a protest over the price of tomatoes at McDonalds and asking McWhat? (What a comfort to know that there are still people in the world who do not know what McDonalds is!)

So much snow has disrupted my sense of groundedness. I want to put my feet on the earth and feel my soles (and my soul) make contact. I want to feel that invisible pull from the top of my head, through my body, down each leg, and through my feet that connects me with the ground.

9 Comments:

Blogger Mona Buonanotte said...

That gave me a lift...someone who's never heard of Mc-Anything!

5:47 AM  
Blogger kat said...

I came to say just about the same thing as Mona.

McDonalds the McDevils-spawn!

7:21 AM  
Blogger Sanjay said...

I love that space between sleep and wakefulness when the mind wanders at will to strange and wonderful places that under the harness of daylight it might not go

My fave part too, just don't experience it often enough though. :)
Right abt McD.

8:10 AM  
Blogger Thailand Gal said...

Absolutely about McD. It's become a metaphor for everything that's evil in the world. :)


Peace,

~Chani

9:19 AM  
Blogger meno said...

I want some purple passion fruit too.

How refreshing to be ignorant of McDs.

9:32 AM  
Blogger Citymouse said...

I know that space... i dont have it come often... i miss it.. maybe i'll linger in bed a bit more next time

10:42 AM  
Blogger gr said...

having been someplace warm, a blizzard has to feel twice as cold, huh?

10:42 AM  
Blogger jen said...

I wonder how long it will remain that way? I didn't see any McDonald's in El Sal...but it makes me wonder.

And you, existing between the spaces, the equator, so much must be on constant swirl in your brain.

enjoy guatemala.

11:51 AM  
Blogger Tink said...

Re: McWhat? They say (whoever they are) that the option of luxuries and conveniences are a good thing. But some days I wonder if it just corrupts us. If it makes us appreciate everything less.

4:27 PM  

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