This is my friend Pape.

This is one of the men that made my stay in Rufisque, Senegal tolerable.  It is very difficult to maintain a healthy composure when you have noone to easily communicate with.  I can see how solitary confinement is so devastationg.  Although I had family around me all day everyday, it was difficult to communicate with them.  I’m a dumb American.  I only speak one language fluently.  The language I speak fluently is not one of the four or five languages that my family in Senegal speaks.  Each day I wondered when my mind will “click” and suddenly understand what everyone was saying around me.

It didn’t happen.  Thank GOD that this Pape was around the house most days.  If he hadn’t visited, I’d have gone crazy very easy.

In this picture, you may recognize the hanging phone cord from a series of pictures taken on that wall.  Here is another picture of that wall I posted earlier.  Aminta, in red phone series.


Posted by SPN on 10/31 at 12:32 PM in Photography

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