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Sunday, January 07, 2007

Vanilla or Chocolate

The streets of Nyahuka currently display massive harvests of vanilla and chocolate (in the raw, preprocessed form). Besides the beautiful contrasting color we are enjoying some of the most aromatic clouds of invisible bliss ever to be liberated in our district. Thousands of dark, oily vanilla pods bask in the sun on tarps from UNHCR, releasing their sweet pleasant fragrance to all who pass. Normally, one would usually hold their nose passing through Nyahuka: raw sewage, decaying garbage, animal feces, etc. But it's all been swallowed by the power of beauty. That gives us hope somehow.

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