I love this picture! I remember when I first walked by this scene of roadside flowers planted in discarded paint cans that my first reaction was one of admiration. In an attempt to beautify his front yard, a young Ugandan teacher had taken what was available and turned it into a thing of beauty. It reminded me of the resilience and fortitude of the people of Uganda. After 20+ years of living in fear of Joseph Kony and the L.R.A. and living in squalid and overcrowded Internally Displaced Peoples’ camps, the people of Uganda are determined to move forward and bring Uganda back to its former beauty.
You can’t help but admire these people.
My journey as an author, giving voice to child soldiers.