Sunday, 25 October 2009

The view from my window right now

I see a young man washing a 4X4
I see a bike leaning against a barbed wire fence
I see people working
I see people torpid
I see women walking down the street in long traditional dresses and
scarves, talking on mobile phones.
I see shacks made from corrugated iron and plastic.
In the distance I see skyscrapers.
I see the sun shining
I see planes taking off
I see the hills
I see a tiny child running in circles at breakneck toddler speed
I see donkeys and goats
I see the domes of Bole Mehdanealem church
I see bird after bird after bird after bird

I can't believe how good it is to be back. I had a cancelled flight
and a horrible journey but arriving felt like a strange kind of

And tomorrow's view will be even better. Tomorrow I see ...the babies!


  1. I'm so happy for all of you!!

  2. So excited to hear some more details!!!

    Sarah :)

  3. One of these days I'll read a post from Addis without crying... maybe.

    Love you so.

  4. so glad you are there, and bringing us along for the ride.

  5. Oh, if we could only see you today, holding your babies! What joy! Thanks for this little look into your corner of Addis.

    Thinking of you!

  6. So glad you are with your babies today! I am so happy for you friend! And thank you for taking us back to Ethiopia with you. I love your posts.


  7. This is so amazingly exciting! Can't wait to hear all the updates!!

  8. I was on a little getaway and out of contact with the blogworld, but when I woke up this morning I was trying to figure out if it was the 27th yet to know if it was your court date. In my thoughts, sweet friend, and can't wait until your babies are home safe and sound.


Over to you!