03 October 2006


If you stand in the right place on an upper story in Sinkor, you can forget that Liberia just finished a long conflict. You can forget that everyone thinks of it as "poor." If you stand in the right place, you can see palm trees and crashing waves in daylight and sprinkles of yellow lights at night. You can hear the waves louder than the generator, if you are on the right side of the right building.

If you walk out on the street below, sometimes you can still see more. You can see the two little girls laughing together and the old woman selling kallah who calls greetings to you every morning and the little boy learning to walk and the teenagers trying to fix the broken-down car and it is impossible to feel unsafe or discontent.

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