Sunday, April 17, 2011


Irmã Albertina, my school director, returned yesterday from her 40-day pilgrimage in Jerusalem. After a big hug the first thing she said to me was “oh my goodness you got so dark!” I laughed and tried to deny it but at that moment we both looked down at where she was holding my hand—and we were almost the same color. I told her that I thought she had gotten lighter without the African sun.

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