Monday, April 16, 2007

Every day, there's washing to be done.

And so, the children's clothes and dishes and faces and hands and warm little bodies, baked by the sun, all these she washes, sometimes with a mindful devotion, and other times with an exhausted, almost angry neglect, but each day and each night, she does these things for them until the time comes when, she knows, they will learn and they will know how to do these things for themselves.