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Twenty minutes in another world

Posted by on Jan. 31, 2015 at 9:24 PM
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My best friend called me, it was the best birthday gift ever. I haven't talked to her in four months. She's a peace corps volunteer in Uganda. She was telling me all about how she got into her permanent house to live while she teaches. There's electricity and cell service, but no running water. She doesn't have any furniture yet, and she got a couple of stoves, one that uses kerosene and one that uses charcoal, and not thinking about the fact that she wouldn't get back to market for a couple of weeks, forgot to get either kerosene or charcoal.

It was incredible to talk to her, and hearing about the stuff she's dealing with was really cool. She had to chase a chicken out of her house while we were talking.

So today I stopped and thought about her every time I went to turn the water on. It's surprising how much we take for granted.
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