Looking Up
Haiti

Looking Up

The stars shine brighter in Haiti. Without all of the lights from earth, the lights from the sky are so much clearer. Laying on our backs, staring up each night we would search for the constellations we recognized and come up empty. After several nights of trying to pick out “the big dipper” or “orion” we abandoned the pursuit and started making up our own constellations. Continue reading

Universal Languages
Haiti

Universal Languages

In Haiti they speak Creole, a language that sounds very similar to French and looks entirely different written out. I was operating on two years of middle school (formal European) French in Haiti and managed to get along fine most of the time. Some of the older boys spoke some English and we could communicate … Continue reading

21 in Haiti
Haiti

21 in Haiti

We left for Haiti on May 14: my 21st birthday. While many kids my age spend this birthday drinking more than their body weight in alcohol, bent over a toilet in a strange bar or unaware of how they even celebrated, I will remember every moment of mine. Getting off the plane in Port-au-Prince people … Continue reading

A Taste of Haiti
Haiti

A Taste of Haiti

Today I returned from a week-long trip to Haiti . I can’t even begin to articulate what my time at the orphanage and school has meant to me and all that I’ve learned from the kids at Proje Espwa so I’ll just leave you with a couple of photos and a familiar tale for today. … Continue reading