Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Camera Obscura

The afternoon before I left my homestay in Darou I was lying on my bed, avoiding the heat of the day and gazing up at the wall. The window next to my bed looks out on a narrow little walkway between the house and the kitchen hut, and the light shines in on the wall over my bed. Anyway, I was lying there and saw the bright pink silhouette of an upside-down person go by -- when my room is dark and I leave my little window open I guess the light reflects down the corridor and it turns my room into a sort of camera obscura, so I could see my host grandmother walking back and forth in her fuchsia complet outfit. So that was what I did for pretty much the rest of the afternoon.

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