We went to Kisii for a daytrip last Saturday and visited the area where local artisans mine and make beautiful sculptures from soapstone. You can look it up online by googling Kisii Soapstone. We spent the afternoon watching how the sculptures were carved, washed, sanded and finally polished.
The artists children flocked to see us and of course we were completely enchanted with them. How could you not instantly feel happy when you look at these little faces!!
There is a lot of sadness and hardship here but the people are strong and carry on regardless. One of my colleagues asked me “how did you remain so calm” following my recent adventure noted in my last blog “Her Name Was Jane”.
What else can you do… It is what it is!! The nurses at the hospital call me Amondi. Maybe I am embracing my African spirit!
I purposely am not writing much in this blog. I just want to share some “faces of Africa” and bring a little fun. The children made me happy, maybe they will make you smile too.
Until next time…..