I’d only be telling my side of the story if I didn’t introduce you to the children of Petah Tikva orphanage. They are some of the most delightful young people I’ve ever met. They were always fresh – in appearance and spirit, eager to sing, and beautifully open to just being together. When I sat down beside them, the girls would lean in, sometimes competitively to see who could get the most body contact with me. Their warm shoulders pressed against my arms completely softened me; their small frames contained so much love and readiness to be loved, I had nearly forgotten so much feeling was possible.
Here, I was teaching the girls a song that involved snapping before they headed off for school. There were several other hand-motions, too, but the snapping was their favorite. Photo: Kate Cummings. Location: Nakuru, Kenya. Partner: Vital Voices, 2009
Posted By Kate Cummings
Posted Jul 23rd, 2009