Wednesday, April 25, 2012

12 days

It's less than 2 weeks until I leave for Rwanda, and I'm both excited and nervous. My Mom and I have been busy running errands and I've made a couple of stabs at packing, with relative success.

I came across this quote today, and it really struck me.

The experience of being in between—between the time we leave home and arrive at our destination; between the time we leave adolescence and arrive at adulthood; between the time we leave doubt and arrive at faith. It is like the time when a trapeze artist lets go the bars and hangs in midair, ready to catch another support: it is a time of danger, of expectation, of uncertainty, of excitement, or extraordinary aliveness.” -Paul Tournier, "A Place for You"

and speaking of Trapeze Artists:



  1. Claire!I'm so proud of you! I had no idea that you were in Rwanda with Peace Corps. Alex Leader told me - you probably know this, but he is the you of CHANGE this year! I just started last week as the EI Intern - Oxfam is so awesome :-) I am so so so happy for you. I got the chills reading your blog about the memorial. I'm going to read the rest of your blog later - but back to work now! I love you, and best of luck! Is the address on your blog still current?
    Peace and love, Theresa

  2. Claire, love the quote, and I've always liked the song. Hope everything is going well in Rwanda! It seems like all my Girls State friends are doing such great things.
    -Maggie R.