Right now the kids are taking a nap at home with Nina and their Aunt Leonie present. Joseph and Eric are keeping the home in order. The day is quieter for most everyone. Saturday even begins more slowly, as it is designated as a community works morning. This means that there is to be no traffic on the roads (paved or dirt) before 11am, and people are encouraged to come out and clean the streets, repair roads damaged by heavy use or heavy rains, etc. So there is little movement on the streets till late morning. So Saturday begins slow, and seems to keep that relaxed pace throughout the day.
For all the noise of Africa, there is a stillness and slowness that opens the door to contemplative pursuits. There is time and space for reflection, for reading, for imagining new possibilities. (If you are a writer with a book in you - this is the place to come and let it grow and burst forth!) I have already completed 2 books and am well into my third. So my mind is well nourished. This might be fertile soil for introspection and the birth of new adventures. I hope to make the most of this time, this open space for dreaming and daring to ponder new things!
So goes the Saturday Sabbath on the shore of Lake Tanganyika!