Finally I decided I had to just get over it. No matter how badly I wished it would happen, I wasn't going to blend in. But I needed to be able to step out and move around by myself. There had to be some kind of outlet for me to have some alone time. Because Mokhotlong is so isolated, there really isn't much to do here. I visit with a lot of people and I play a lot of games with my kids. Getting time alone is something I have to work towards.
Sometimes people stand in my way just to make me to stop so they can ask what I am doing. Children are particularly difficult to ward off. They want high fives and hugs (which I give) and sweets (which I don't give) and run along with me until they get tired or bored. It always makes me smile! Yesterday a whole group of kids swarmed me and were just giddy that I decided to stop and take their picture. Since people always want pictures of us, I thought I'd turn the tables on them. They continued on with me a ways, holding my hands. I don't know these kids but they don't live far from my house. Really it is hard to understand why they are so fascinated by us white people. Aside from our differing skin, we are just people like they are. But I'm pretty fascinated with them, too. They're sure cute!
So much sass
It's not a bad place to get your steps in. 9026 today and counting.