Tuesday, February 15, 2011
I just showed Helen and Amber (volunteers who have been here before long term, but are only staying two weeks this time around) a spider that I found in the bathroom. I told them it was big and fast, so they carefully entered the bathroom to take a look. When Helen spotted it she just started laughing and told Amber to come in and look at the “big” spider. Amber took one look and started laughing. “This is not so big,” she said (they’re both from Belgium). It was big--as big as the palm of my hand, fat, and SO fast (I thought it was a large bug flying close to the ground the first time I spotted it that’s how fast it was moving). Amber and Helen said that often when they were living here there were tarantulas much larger that dwelt in the bathroom. Helen said that once there was a GINORMOUS one right next to the toilet that wouldn’t move, and in order to avoid it, Amber had gone to the bathroom in the backyard. Shudder. Looking forward to it =)
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
In the middle of my violin lesson with Chandra and Kamala this morning, some horns started blasting from down in the village accompanied to what sounded like a drum line. We all got up to see what the commotion was about and from the upper room we were in we could see a huge line of people dancing down the street. Kamala explained to me that they were having a celebration for someone who would become a priest today. What a cool culture.