Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A Little Magic

When you are having a bad day, its the little things that can turn it all around.

In a little town near Equatorial Guinea, I watched two pygmy women walk across the apron with baskets full of bananas. We chatted for half and hour, then I watched gob smacked as they stopped a taxi and piled in.

The last I saw of them was eyes and big smiles, just peeping over the dashboard, waving goodbye.


Val said...

did you buy all the bananas? :-)

Mukosha said...

No, but I bought the most expensive pygmy pineapple in the forest in the hope they would let me have a picture with them! Didnt work! :)

Lori ann said...

sorry, what is an apron? and why didn't they want a photo? I have so many questions, but i'll leave it at that! thanks!

Janelle said...

hey lobster..just tagged you at gotta answer some questions ok? lots love xxx j

Mukosha said...

I have been soundly repremanded by my blog guru! :)

Lori ann, the apron is where the parking area for aircrafts at an airport. People in Africa and I guess in many parts of the world have an aversion to having their photos taken. I can understand it in most cases as they object to being regarded as, well.. objects! All too often this aversion falls away with the offer of some money but I hate to do that. I wont. I think it robs the photo of its soul if you have to pay for the right to take it.

Will write more soon I promise.. just been a crazy few week but am now in a more quiet place!

challe said...

have you stopped blogging?

i enjoy reading what you write :)

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