Josiann does all the cooking for the family. Many people drop by at mealtimes. Because they are hungry. Sometimes they get fed, and sometimes they dont. I have no idea how all that works. My teachers salary pays for the food that I eat. Its enough to upgrade the quality of everyones nutrition. But we dont sit down and eat together. When the food is ready, you get a bowl or a plate and sit somewhere in the yard and eat it. Its rude to chat with someone who is trying to eat. Its not rude to eat in front of someone and not share. Sometimes I notice that the others in the family arent eating food thats as good as Ive been given. In comparison to what these people have, my wealth is immeasurable. It is hard to know how to respond to this fact.
Josiann is straining coconut milk which will go into the soup. Tabita, her youngest is looking at the camera. You can see the back of Etines head. Notice the 3 rock cooking fire. Sometimes gathering sticks to cook with takes a long time. Sometimes I wonder how they manage to find another stick in this barren countryside at all.