Saturday, October 1, 2011

Hardware for the Face

I can go days and not see anyone wearing glasses or braces here.

I’m pretty sure this isn’t a “contact-wearing” culture, and I’m also quite certain they don’t all have 20/20 vision.

That leads me to believe that some of these boda drivers can’t really see a thing in front of them.


I’m pretty sure there are not any glasses or contacts sold in this town.

A lot of people cannot read, but those that can and have trouble seeing, can you imagine their struggle??

My houseworker is one of those. When I write her a note, she gets so close to the paper, her nose is touching it.

And about braces…for the most part, the people here are blessed beyond belief with a great jaw structure.

They have the most beautiful teeth. And funny enough, you will rarely see them brushing with toothbrush and toothpaste. But you will see them every morning with a piece of stick sticking out of their mouth. They walk around doing their morning routine while they rub this stick up and down on their teeth. Pretty amazing, huh?
When you don’t make do.

1 comment:

David T. Ulrich said...

Still appreciating your posts, Kathryn. Praying for your family today.