It's been a few days since my last post, and though I have had a strong desire to do a post every day for awhile, I've also had a strange desire to do nothing but think.
It was an incredible trip, some 35 hours of travel to the other side of the world. Two weeks living in a whole new world. Then 35 hours back. And I can't help but admit that it's been even more of a trip since our return.
Now I am constantly thinking, processing, remembering and longing for change. Life is different for me now. Life has changed. Life will continue to change.
Life will not, however, change for my friends in Tanzania. Life will continue on without clean water, with limited bars of soap, with babies bound to their small sibling's back, with two feet as the primary means of transportation and the simplicity of happiness through touch, eye contact and smiles.
Life for most Orange County residents will not change either. Life will continue on with pitchers of draft beer, with painted nails, with over-consumed calories to be burned off at the gym, with shiny, leased cars, and the simplicity of swiping a piece of plastic to buy anything at any time.
"The burden of change lies first in me." So if what I saw and who I met in AFRICA truly changed me and my life, then this trip continues on. This journey has just begun.