Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Safe in Johannesburg
I landed in Johannesburg last night and am staying with my grandma and aunt in their flat.
The flight was long and uneventful, except for one cute story. Leaving Montreal I was sitting next to a sweet lady from Romania. She was clearly Christian because she was crossing herself enthusiastically as we took off. She even crossed me for good measure! Naturally I couldn't explain that as a Baha'i, I recognize Jesus as a Messenger of God but that I don't cross myself. Anyway, I appreciated the gesture. Later she tried talking to a young Muslim woman from Iraq. It was nice to see how the limitations that language impose can still be overcome with pure intention. I also was very pleased with the diversity of our seating :)
I leave for Lusaka on Sunday morning and until then I'll just be visiting family here. I'll have more exciting stories when I get to Zambia I'm sure!
Love to all!