Monday, May 24, 2010

Ethiopia: Radical Hospitality

Davis Parker's family hosted a bright Ethiopian high school student named Fasil at their home in Huntsville, AL last year. Fasil was part of the Cherokee Exchange Program.

This afternoon, Davis and I visit Fasil's home in Addis Ababa. His extraordinarily gracious mother lavishes us with every known delicacy.

She sprinkles the floor with grasses. The air fills with incense. Our stomachs fill to the brim with delicious injera and meat dishes. The traditional coffee ceremony commences.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Ethiopia: Zehafta's Story - Welcome Home

I have mountains of photos to share with you from this day of laughter, tears, exhaustion, dust, and joy.