Friday, August 17, 2012

Things I Don't Want to Forget: Pure Joys

Todays memories come from things that bring pure joy. These are often the moments that keep you going when Cambodia is really rough. This probably will give you some insight into the things that matter a lot to a volunteer.

Pure Joy:
-How the day can be suffocatingly humid and then all of the sudden you hear that thunder or that first trickle of rain which suddenly turns into a deafening monsoon and takes away the heat of the day.
-The pure joy you feel when you get a phone call from the post office saying you have a package. JOY.
-The pure joy you feel when you find someone in your town who has a washing machine, and that person is Hal's counterpart who won't even accept money for us to use her washing machine. After 9 months of hand washing increasingly dingy clothes, it's a MIRACLE.

-The excitement you feel when you share a bit of western food with your host family, and they actually like it! It's rare, but Silenceor loves anything sugary we bake, and Bookie likes pizza!
-When you walk out of what felt like your hot room and go into the bathroom to shower, and when you come out of the shower, your room feels nice and cool.
-When you finally get all of the ants out of the food you're trying to eat
-When you're out of western food and another PCV offers to give you a bite of their delicious western food

1 comment:

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Sounds like you take nothing for granted there, what an amazing experience!

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