Today was our last day of filming in Cienfuegos…I have come close to crying a couple of times since we left, because honestly I just was not ready to say goodbye 🙁
For a little bit today we split off into smaller groups. I am so glad we did because it gave us a chance to interact with the people more closesly, even if it was only through broken spanish and hand gestures. Words are great, but sometimes a smile says all that needs to be said.
I have never felt so welcomed in my life. Which was so unexpected…I was fully prepared to feel awkward and unwanted. Our filming is with great intention, but none the less, it is intrusive. If someone pointed a camera at me and my family while we were going about our daily routines, I would give them a very strange look, quickly walk away and hide behind the closest door. However, they were so understanding, and they wanted to help.
I was expecting what I would have done. And that’s where I made my mistake.
The people we have met are not me. Instead, they are everything I hope I can one day be. They are loving and friendly, and so grateful for everything they have.
Ya…now I am crying.
I just…ah I don’t even know. Today really hit me hard, in such an amazing way.
I am sitting alone in the computer lab crying. hahah, so I think it is time for me to call it a night. Tomorrow we have some free time, so I may attempt to put up some pictures. Unless I’m too busy playing dominoes 🙂