Monday, June 18, 2012

A Dolly for Daylight from Dottie

 As seems typical of East African children – some are so interested in the white people while others are horrified. Daylight leaned a bit toward horrified. The first day one of the other ladies got a bit too close and so I learned. But the second day, Daylight was more observant than scared. Trying to draw her out a bit and to alleviate her fears, Daylight found this prancing dolly in her arms. Only tentatively would she hold this gift. She wasn’t quite sure what to do with the doll. Several other children were happy to inspect the toy on her behalf, but Daylight refused to release the gift. Sometimes I wonder what goes on in these tiny minds as they look, perhaps for the first time, at ghostly people with funny colored eyes and hairs.