Thursday, August 20, 2015

No Place Like Home

Many Haitian families in the mountains keep goats, chickens, and yes, mourning doves.  This is the home of Rosi Claire in Pendu, about an hour's rough ride by moto (on the back of a motorcycle) beyond Gros Morne, along dirt trails and up and down steep ravines. The house sits atop a rocky incline. No running water or electricity or other amenities--but it can boast of a million dollar view of the surrounding countryside. Rosi Claire is happy to reside in our Scholar's Lodge in Gros Morne, since it would be nearly impossible to commute daily from this place to school.  Still, her face lights up when she gets the chance to be back here for a weekend with her mother. There's simply no place like home.

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