5. SOCCER BALL GIVE-AWAY #1
On Monday afternoon, after we got back to the hotel after our walk around the block to the King Faisal Hospital, we decided to hail a taxi to take us downtown to go shopping.
The first couple of photos below give an idea of the shopping area where we were. Notice in the second photo that four hills are visible in the background:
My husband, being a typical male, hates shopping and so he decided that while I was browsing he'd choose a child and give away the first soccer ball. I came out of a store just as he was in the process of demonstrating how to use the pump to the little boy in the dark green shirt who had caught his eye:
The photo below, which shows the boy pumping up the ball, is representative of some aspects of Rwanda. Firstly there is the child in bare feet; secondly there is an empty water bottle he's put down (and which all children covet, always asking if they can have a person's empty water bottle); thirdly there are the coloured plastic sandals that many people wear; fourthly there is the woman's beautiful-patterned skirt and fifthly, the name of Rwanda's national soccer team is AMAVUBI which in English means "wasp" which are insects the same colour yellow as the non-white parts of the ball, which can be seen on each side of my logo. This wasn't planned, it just turned out to be another one of those amazing coincidences (god-incidents).
Notice that the ball was miraculously placed in the perfect position to see my name "Jackie Jura" and the "All-Seeing-Eye" logo above the website address "www.orwelltoday.com".
The final photo gives another view of the crowd and looking up the street from another direction. I wanted to take a photo of the boy holding the ball but as soon as it was secure in his hands he bolted from the crowd and ran as fast as he could out of there, not wanting anyone to take his new ball from him. He was one very happy young man.
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