|Outhouse at Athwana teaching site
Kenya is filled with familiar yet different experiences. Need a toilet? No problem, it's there... familiar, yet different with it's concrete hole requiring personal supplies and accuracy!
|Three Steers Hotel Addition in
|Left long narrow sweet potatoes, right
Arrowroot -- a little like Hawaiian Poi
Every traveler and student knows this experience of familiar yet different. It makes us uncomfortably curious, me included. It draws us in and makes us glad for home. (There's nothing like my own family and bed!) It prompts us to press on into new territory, while leaving a trail that we can retrace back to the familiar and same.
The Splendid Starling became, for me, an icon of Familiar, Yet Different. With it's bright colors standing in stark contrast to it's demanding and dull Pennsylvania cousin, the starling. The juxtaposition invites me to journey and to learn. I'm challenged to step out into the places where I notice first difference, and am consequently surprised by the familiar links to the trusted, comfortable places of my life.
I'll be writing and posting more about the sights and sounds from Kenya that goad me to greater growth and learning as I journey, a student of the Master teacher.