Images are sometimes worth a thousand words and I feel the ones taken at this party are such a case. The children sang, ate, danced, laughed and did all the things they were supposed to at a party especially organised for them.
Marcio, Marquinho ans Edeson (from left to right)
Nolita (left) and Delmizia (right)
Eveline (left) and Josefine and Jussara (right)
Cynthia, Mena, Ana Galina and Eneida (from left to right).
Jocelyne (left) and Melissa (right).
Claudina (left) and Jussara (right).
Diva (left) and Josseanne (right).
Juliza, Ana Galina, Elcy and Delmizia (from left to right).
Amidst the joy and contagious laughter two young ladies seemed to be distant and although one (Ineida) who was in mourning clothes and later spoke to me of the difficulty she had to conciliate the joy she was feeling being at the party and the pain she was going through because of the recent death of a grandparent, the other one (Artemisa) didn't utter a word and I didn't manage to find out what was wrong, though it was clear she was not happy and was certainly going though a difficult moment. I felt sad for not having been able to break through her silence and pain.
Ineida (second from the left).
Artemisa (on the right).
Justina, on he other hand, despite the miserable" and difficult life she has to endure always takes advantage of the little moments of "freedom" and joy she is allowed to have. She danced right to the last second and never did I see her not smiling or "enjoying" herself, as if she hadn't the slightest worry ...
(to be continued)