Kuwe

We’re officially done.

Well, kind of. 

The video isn’t finished, but our class is. We had a reflection today before heading to Cali Taco for a last hurrah, and then we all went our separate ways. 

And, honestly, it was really sad. I’m going to miss everyone a lot, but it’s good that we can have normal lives again. Things were getting pretty funny yesterday because our brains have basically been fried after staring at computer screens for two weeks straight, so time spent at the pool and with friends is much welcomed.

Segue.

We’ve been told to write about what peace means to us (hence why I’ve titled this post “Kuwe,” which means peace in Luo. I’ve put this off for a while because I can’t seem to come up with the right words… and I’m usually pretty good at that. But the truth is, I really don’t know what it means. And, honestly, I don’t think very many people do. I just know moments when I feel it.

Like when I’m with my friends or when I come home after being away for a long time or when I’m laying in the sun or listening to a good song.

When putting these moments together, I can conclude that peace is when there is nothing upsetting happening. No anxiety, no frustrations, and no worries. It’s when you are able to just be present and content with the situation. But that’s only how I see it.

And it’s weird because since going to Uganda, I haven’t really felt at peace… I don’t think any of us have… probably because of how it affected us all. It’s definitely no fun not being at peace, but I’m still glad I experienced what I did because now I can do something (or at least try to do something) about it.

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