Thursday, October 1, 2009

Portrait: Google Earth

My husband sent me this Google Earth image of the area of Nairobi where he grew up. I am SO intrigued by it.

I have been fantasizing about being able to zoom in and somehow being transported into the past. In my mind, I get to meet his parents, see him as a baby, and watch the school children play. I get to see how he met his dearest friends from primary school. I get to watch his sisters grow up into the wonderful, established women that they are. I get to meet his aunt and uncle when they were young. And watch his life unfold.

Maybe everyone else just sees geometric lines indicating buildings and roads, but I see the place that nurtured everyone that I love so much - my new family.

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