Our last weeks in the Yukon have been packed with plenty of bonfires and shared meals with friends, great conversations and goodbyes. There was more music making, more filming, more dress-up play.
I was very touched that the girls decided to give the money we made selling energy balls at the market this summer to our friend Johanne, who volunteered 3 months in an orphanage in Senegal this Spring. Johanne, one of their two Yukon grandma, had told the girls how she chose to support one mom who would have lost her daughter at birth if she would not have helped her to pay for a surgery. The mother decided to call her daugther after Johanne. The girls were so touched by that story, that they wanted to send the money to help little Johanne and her family. Mara made a drawing of the mom holding baby Johanne and offered her to our Johanne along with the money. Needless to say, she was very touched too.
“What is that feeling when you're driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? - it's the too-huge world vaulting us, and it's good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.”
― Jack Kerouac, On the Road