Today, Olenir, one of the lacemakers, sang Portuguese versions of Michael Rowed the Boat Ashore, Oh Susannah, and I think even Mom’s Hello, hello, hello and how are you? Wild.
I love how they talk about sua terra or sua pais. Your land, your country. When will you return to your land? Do you miss your country? Do you have a mother and father in your country?
Melisse comes to my door tonight and says hi. I ask her how she is and she shows me her boobs. She went to the beach and got sunburned today. I’m not even bothered. Or surprised.