[ "I love the Contributor Request - really beautiful! And very inviting, makes submitting something, anything, seem not so intimidating. I'll attach here a photo from my journal that I kept while I was living in The Gambia that could be a correspondence." ]
Two weeks before Peace Corps evacuated us, I doodled this . It was all subconscious; I didn't even know what I was drawing, it just was what ended up coming out of my pen. It looks like me (the doodled woman has my two distinctive moles) and she's singing.
The words coming out of her mouth are in Mandinka and translate to mean, "It's true, it's true; there is a river flowing fast; peace alone does not make people grow." Almost like a little prophecy of the change that was to come. Seeing this in hindsight was pretty cool.
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