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:






xoxo
Claire

2 comments:

  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

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  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.

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