The 10,000 students are back from their break. The computer system, rickety as it is, is taxed beyond its capacity. It has taken over 40 minutes for me to get this page open. Cannot get to email at all. Facebook completely out of the question. Flickr and Blip beyond imagination. If and when I can get computer service again, I will say more. But while I have the opportunity, let me just say there are good reasons why most Basotho have never seen the ocean. Enormous difficulty finding a way to get there from here. Am not sure it will happen. Thanks for your comments–and please, give all your compassion to the people here. I am here to bear witness, and as I do that, I have feeling; but my feeling is not what matters now. It is theirs I want to bring to light.
Have been reading a perfectly wonderful book by Sebastian Barry, The Secret Scripture (2008). I close with this quotation from that book: “I suppose we measure the importance of our days by those few angels we spy among us, and yet aren’t like them.”