Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Volunteer Vacation in Tanzania - Tuesday, October 15, 2013

“If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup.  If you put water into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.”  
  -Bruce Lee

One of the great features about water is in its adaptability: water can clean you, drown you, save you, feed you.  Our bodies, similar to the earth we are born into, are mainly made of water.  Like water, we adapt, or eventually perish.  Tuesday was a day that represented our beginning to the adaptation of Pommern.  We began the day with another great breakfast, I woke up a little late due to the slumber party Shahana, Roxanna and I had the night before.  We saw the Great Gatsby.  We went to school for the first time and met the staff and some students.  When we came back home, we were treated to a great lunch, a great dinner, and a fantastic lesson by Muhammad on Hey-Hey/Swahili.  Later that night we all danced to Latin music, samba, African music, and reggae.  This would prepare us well for tomorrow.  The spontaneous movement to patterned music is very symbolic of the way we move through life.  The earth rotates the same.  The sun rises and falls, and in between it the static patterns are fluid motions of life.