Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Tarnished Gold

We had a two-year-old visit us on the weekend. She brought her favourite pink shoulder bag, and in it her little coin purse. When she took it out, I asked her what was in the purse? did she have some money in there? and she showed me two hair elastics and a small carved kookaburra.

This article from the New York times is fairly old, but I thought I'd share it with you anyway. It is about a group of nomads who walked out of the Colombian jungle in order to join in with modern day society.

No-one can work out why they did such a thing.

Meanwhile my knowledge of the way the world works just grows and grows. I learnt a new bit of lingo only today: startin' carton.

That would be the carton of beer that a new worker brings to the building site to make the other guys like him (or her, as it was in this case).

1 comment:

Eileen said...

They would have been far wiser to stay in the jungle.