the days are moving along and it is strange how time seems to have slowed down. Being away from my everyday life and western life makes me rejoice ! I feel like being out int the ‘real’ world and it is so much more real than simply reading about the world in a textbook. Experiencing the African way of life with the food, the people, the rhythm of life and community living has really made me grow. Although I still have so much to learn from Kenya, being here only a couple days has opened my eyes. I guess the main thing I have been thinking about and I have discussed with a Kenyan friend is our direction of life. The ideals that we have about what we want our lives to be like. We both have the same aspiration as to have a happy life but different paths to achieve this. We both agreed on the necessity of basic material wealth to meet needs, but I feel like in the west this a priority over actual, real, happiness. My friend seemed to explain that s long as your have food, family and you do something you love.. What else could you want? It is interesting and I think vital to reflect in our relation with money and happiness in a the world of new-neoberalism. How far does money actually enable well being? This questions seems particularly relevant for a developing country trying to catch up with the world economy.
This is a photograph over layered with some drawings of the road site in Nairobie