Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Meeting Bozo, really?

I overheard a conversation last night at a party. One guest was telling another she was going to Africa to meet Bozo.  This party included cocktails and when I heard she was going to meet the Bozo I thought that was a really long way to go to meet an old clown, or she had enough to drink.

The inspired learner in me couldn’t help myself and asked anyway, “Did I hear you correctly; you are going to meet Bozo in Africa on your vacation?”

Cyn DeLee said, “No I am going to meet the Bozo people and stay with them while I am in West Africa visiting my son, his family, and my brand new grand baby.”

This is exactly how rumors get started.

I don’t know anything about the Bozo people.  I was told they have beautiful values surrounding the importance of family and friends.  For example, if you see someone you know you don’t just say hello and move on you engage the person in sincere conversation and talk until the message is complete.  How wonderful, no running off because we are too busy to take time to cultivate and nurture meaningful relationships.  The Bozo are a modest people that have little value for possessions, they value what happens in the heart.

I don’t know if Cyn DeLee speaks the Bozo language or how she will get along.  She did say the temperatures will be in the 100’s and these people are fishermen.

I hope she has a wonderful time and will share stories of her amazing adventure when she returns.

Namaste,
Teri
Director of Member Services and Smiles
OurHealth Co-op, Inc

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