Well, folks, today marks the sixth day that my power supply has seriously struggled to perform well. Ever since the government realized they were $80 million in debt to private electricity companies (which recently decided to just stop supplementing Uganda’s electricty without fair payment), Kampala has been on 12-hr load-shedding shifts (a euphemistic phrase that basically means: no power, for extended amounts of ime).
So, my computer dosn’t have a lot of life left on it, my camera has a hard time taking pictures in the dark, and frankly, I’m grumpy at the government and don’t really feel like taking a picture and waxing eloquent about the beauties of life in Uganda.
It’s just been one of those days, you know?
To save you from a-day-without-a-snapshot, here’s a picture from my travels to Tanzania. When I saw this flame tree (literally, that’s what it is called), with the early morning sunlight rising over it, this line written by Elizabeth Barrett Browning kept popping into my mind.