Belgium: Group Photo
It is tradition at this meeting to wear one's traditional ethnic clothing on the first day. And to take a group photo. So dressed in bright saris, African fabrics, and Thai silks, we trickle outdoors. We were planning to walk to where the polder meets the sea. But it's overcast and drizzly. There's a strand of sand. With big purple jellyfish. And thick foam not created by nature. So the photo is taken. And will be available to attendees online. I won't be visible. I'm always in the back. In my world, the women in saris and men in smart Nepali hats belong in the front.
I am reviving through lively conversations over Belgian beer. Through meetings. Remembering my work and the passion I have for it.