Colorful Images and Sounds

May 17, 2007 at 2:12 pm (Miriam, Trip 2007)

The one thing I have noticed while here are the dozens of colors and sounds. There are greens here that don’t exist in Boston. The color of the dark sky while we were landing in Nairobi was one I had never experienced before. You know the crayon color, Midnight Blue? That was the color of the sky. There are no lights like down below in the cities in America. The color of the mud. The smell of the diesel fuel. The way that the scaffolding is used…Instead of metal, they use branches from trees. Authentic bird sounds. Lots of Swahili among other languages. The flowers are more vibrant. Bright purples and pinks. Eucalyptus trees with tree trunks that rise straight up. Smiles are infinite. Flying over the desert was also a sensory experience. After awhile, it was almost like the desert was part of the sky. The rain comes down in heavy torrents but it only lasts for a few minutes. The children are shining with their laughter, voices, claps and movement. Poverty too has it’s memorable imagery. However, with the poverty there comes a joyful spirit, one that is full of passion for life. I look forward to expressing more of what I have seen and heard while here. I am so glad to be able to share this with all of you back home.


  1. Donna Chadwick said,

    Miriam, Your sensory imagery communicates the beauty of Kenya. I am almost able to experience what you see, thanks to your description. Live with passion, Donna Chadwick

  2. Esther said,

    miri – i knew it would be a life-changing experience for you. Missing you back here in the states, however. xo and lots of love, esther

  3. Pamela said,

    Miriam~If you get a chance, please take some pictures and e-mail them to us! I love reading about your experiences–seeing through your eyes and heart. Hope to see you in New Orleans around Thanksgiving. Love, Pamela

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