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  1. I am so sorry you had to survive this brutality.

    I sometimes sail with a Rwandan, Tutsi, who had much the same experience as yours. As a boy he saw his family killed and he became a boy soldier to defend his country but through family friends and grace he ultimately escaped the bloodshed. I love to sail with him because his delight in the freedom of the wind and waves is complete. He is at peace there and nothing, nothing bothers him when he is on the boat.

  2. I am sorry to be so late in wishing you a Happy Independence Day! It is good for me that I bump into you occasionally online because you often influence me to look into how things are going in Liberia and to read more about the history of your country.

    I have a question that came up in reading, and I may have asked you this before, did the factions in your civil wars split along indigenous tribes and Americo-Liberians? Is that rift or class system healing? Are things going a bit more smoothly in daily life?

    Thanks and best wishes for the rest of August!

  3. Hi there Simon,
    I’m glad all are well and your family is heeding your advice. I wasn’t aware burial rituals included a literal cleansing aspect – I hope commonsense such as yours is winning the day. Hearts to you and your family…
    AnnMarie 🙂

  4. Hi Ann

    Yes they are fine thanks for caring ❤ .we´re in everyday contact and I´ve made sure that they act carefull .Ebola is transmitted the same way as AIDS so common sense and not exchanging body fluids will go a long way.There´s been a lot of rumours that is transmitted thru air and that is not true ..One of the main reason of the spread is ecause of the burital rituals where every family member help to clean the body 😦 ..

  5. I wasn’t aware of Liberia’s Independence Day, Simon. Thank you for sharing. Gorgeous images…
    AnnMarie 🙂
    Was reading an article about Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone – I hope you and your family are well…

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