This old photo shows him at his kibanda in Nguluni where he sold avocados and potatoes up until January 2005. Next to him is my bike which he renovated with the tools of the bike mechanic in the adjacent business plot. If you think that stall looks rickety you should know that the bike mechanic works in a circle of stones on the ground with nothing to protect him from the fierce sun. Impermanent structures is one of the legal requirements for working in Kenya’s Jua Kali sector.
â€œItâ€™s a very important sectorâ€, Bernard told me, â€œThere are tycoons who have worked their way up through Jua Kaliâ€.
I’m not stuck,
I’m taking a break from progress
to enjoy being grateful
for everything I have already achieved.
— Mark Skipper, 8/03/2007
I’ve just copied Marianne Williamson’s Deepest Fear passage into my new journal. I heard about it last week when I was doing a Living NVC workshop thing. And since coming back, because of the recommendations of someone I met there: