February 3, 2011
haiti day three - life
a haitian crew joined our driveway project and we experienced a different part of haitian life. some of our group learned to navigate the streets and the market in search of specific parts and supplies. it was one of the best parts of their day. pastor fed had others working at frere manse again. i chatted with madame violet, his wife, about the growing life in her garden. and how in haiti we use sod not seed to grow.
we had two amazing interpreters. lemaire and ricardo. their lives in haiti depend greatly on the groups that travel in and out of the guest house. but they have life beyond these gates. brothers, sisters, parents. tents. houses. students. each fluent in kreyol, french and english and working on their spanish.
after lunch, a greater view of the streets and how the city is living outside itself in a way. amazing that buildings stand in ruin, but in the cracks are tents and their inhabitants. carrying on with life the best they can. a flower growing towards the sun.