“In - and out - like a lion”
With a week of in-service training on an organic farm in Porto Novo and another week of training ending with the ALL-VOL(unteer) Conference, I felt like I wasn’t in village very much- though long enough to crash a king’s funeral (ie. huge party with traditional dance and lots of food) and go to a local Women’s Day celebration on March 8th. However, the month yielded plenty of quality hanging-out time with volunteer friends, including an all-night dance party on a terrace overlooking the ocean!
After a second week in air-conditioning with other Americans it was time to get back to village. When I got home, the dead bat in my kitchen sink was a nice slap back into reality!