Navakai Village, Fiji
"No Marika; that's a leaf."
With those few words I realized I've been away for a while. Having spent 3 months bouncing between villages in Fiji I returned in June '11 to reconnect with the two families I stayed with, close to three years ago.
Walking up to the door, with no contact, just a hard roll up left me nervous: did they still live here? would they remember me? maybe this isn't such a good idea? - from Janette's smile I knew that the three year absence had dissolved.