Thursday, July 3, 2014

C2 - Haiti Travel Team Reflection

Today's Travel Team reflection is from Erin Vernon:
There are many things I would love to share with my family, friends and fellow parishioners about my experience in Haiti. For the sake of brevity, I'll focus on just one thing that has surprised me so far.  
I was not expecting how strong of an impact music has on the culture here. The Haitians are a musical people and it is a vital part of everyday life. Even as I write this I can hear the angelic voices of the choir in the church practicing for feast day. Everyone here loves to sing, dance and celebrate. Even sitting around playing cards can lead to an impromptu sing-a-long. And you never know when the teacher will bring the bongos into the classroom to liven up the lesson.  
I will never forget the beautiful music of the Haitian people and will return home with their songs in my heart. 
I look forward to sharing much more when I return.  

1 comment:

  1. Music - the universal language! So wonderful to hear about all of your experiences in Haiti. You are all in our prayers. Dori