The Kinky Green

Some are Silver…

Posted in Peace Corps Adventures by Joy on February 8, 2013

Make New Friends

Make new friends,
but keep the old.
One is silver,
the other is gold.

A circle is round,
it has no end.
That’s how long,
I will be your friend.

A fire burns bright,
it warms the heart.
We’ve been friends,
from the very start.

You have one hand,
I have the other.
Put them together,
We have each other.

Silver is precious,
Gold is too.
I am precious,
and so are you.

You help me,
and I’ll help you
and together
we will see it through.

The sky is blue
The Earth is green
I can help
to keep it clean

Across the land
Across the sea
Friends forever
We will always be

Today I met up with two of the volunteers who will be venturing to Zambia alongside me next week. Terri will be in the LIFE program with me, and Loren will be in the RAP (fisheries) program. They’re both in the somewhat limited pool of post-20s aged volunteers on this venture and will be on my train from DC to Philly Monday, so I was particularly glad to make their acquaintance before we set out.

It was great to chat with them about what led them to this journey, share a little laughter about the trial that is packing (and unpacking and repacking) for a 27-month venture in a foreign land, enjoy some coffee and sweet treats, and get familiar with two faces with whom I’ll share this outrageous experience.

Tomorrow, I’ll have a final going away get-together with the folks who’ve been part of my life in the last 7 years here. And saying my goodbyes to them will be hard, I’m sure. But I can’t be too sad, because I’ve met so many great people here, and I’ve made a decision…

I’m just going to keep y’all.

Just so you’re in the loop, folks… you get a relatively brief break from my physical presence while I’m in Africa (but this is not an excuse to slack on communication. A-hem.), but I’m just gonna keep you. For life. Mmmkay? Cool.



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