I have decided to do something which I should probably have done months ago and that is work through my photos in some sort of order.
In the last few weeks I have been working through those that I took during our short stay on the health centre compound after we were burgled. These photos reflect the last three months of our stay in Tanzania and form a time of reflection not only on our time there but on things we left behind.
In good missionary fashion we sold off many of our belongings before we left. This was a process which we were dreading but was actually accomplished without too much pain. We simply spread them out over the floor and left a donation bowl on the side. With a steady stream of visitors we managed to get rid of quite a lot. The journalling still needs ot be done on this page.
I tucked some pleated fabric under one side of the photo not because we were getting rid of any but because it was so much part of our life there. I was amazed at how many stickers I had of things that we got rid of. I stuck them onto acetate and then used foam pads to stick them on the page. I couldn't resist adding this little mouse peeking out the corner. No there weren't any mice but the mess was such that I am sure one would have loved to hide in it.