More from Marks Journal

May 26

Kenya

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Made 15 push bikes out of a pile of junk! 15 happy kids... one kid had a huge stack in to a water tank (no injuries!!) and all the other kids ran over and pinched his bike, leaving him there.

Heartbreaking on another level too...when dragging broken hulks of bike from the container, a quiet murmur of "that one's mine" began and continued in the background.

I remember my friend Matt visiting a polish orphanage decades ago and described the same stimulation urgency. He played guitar but the kids were grabbing the strings and were overwhelmed.

Kids were grabbing bikes while we were fixing them. They weren't misbehaving, just so aching for it...