Everything (Nothing) Changes

I missed Monday. Counter-clockwise air travel back to Mozambique completely devoured the day. I witnessed the hours tick by on my watch, still set to Pacific Standard Time, and felt myself grow distant, slipping into the the loneliness of departure as one slips into a familiar sweater – comforting, but only because it’s cold outside. … Continue reading Everything (Nothing) Changes

No Longer

The moringa tree is no longer a sapling with a root thicker than its body. It’s slender branches now brush the air some twenty feet above the ground. The strawberry plants still live, but weeds threaten to choke them. The sweet potato plants have disappeared. So has Lídia, the large female teacher that taught in … Continue reading No Longer