Haiti is amazing. The place is lovely amidst the destruction and chaos. If you’re able to be positive and look at all the good things there are around then it’s beautiful. My day started out by going to this lady’s house, well it’s a tent right now. This rebuilding site will be the new HQ for Kado, a business ran by the wife of David Darg, the brilliant man I’m staying with. The house is awful to be honest. The house is a tent and I was told that when it rains, all the water goes through the house making them all have to stand up and not sleep due to so much water. They’re rebuilding a house though at the moment for them so that all 7 of them can sleep and live in. Mind you that the tent is 5 times smaller than your average room in the states.
After visiting this lady’s house I came home and while David had phone calls to make I worked on Outboast. After all this we went to play Baseball.
We worked for weeks to help these kids be able to play baseball and just now I’ve realized how important this is. This is the only escape from the world that they live in. They were and still have some remnants of the punks they once were. They now are very respectable and have great attitudes. I had so much fun with them, they had me smiling the entire time and now my name with them is Pablo. Why they call me pablo beats me. It’s probably because there are already 3 David’s on the field. I played a game of baseball with them and then we all started camera-whoring. They really love being in front of the camera. They might as well be movie stars. One kid kept taking all the pics and then soon I had a line of 10 kids wanting to shoot a picture with my DSLR. What amazes me the most is how much emotion can transcend amongst people even if you don’t speak the same language. They were all beautiful and at the end of the day we took all the kids home. They were hanging off the top, back, sides and hood of the car and we drove by the UN camp as the kids sang “Down with the UN” to a lovely Haitian Sunset.