|Looking at a picture I just took ...|
|He's wearing my glasses, just for fun ...|
Africa affects me similarly. I enjoy being there for a few days or weeks at a time. After that, I lack the durability to face the real life circumstances. My wife accompanied me there recently and reported similarly that it was both a joy and a tremendous blow to her heart to meet people there and care about them.
So then, I have a short list heroes in Africa; they're are on the ground there, serving our brothers and sisters in such practical ways. They do it day after day, week, month, years. They do all the things I cannot, and they do it with grace and compassion.
So here I am at the beginning of a long summer; hot and muggy. All in all, if it's gonna be hot anyway, I'd rather be in Africa.