right now in my corner view ~ missing home

there are days and times that I wish I didn’t live so far away from home.

Don’t get me wrong I love my life.  But, there are days that I feel that I’m making sacrifices.  Especially when it comes to having my kids experience the traditions that I grew up with.

Last weekend was one of them back at home.  My cousin paid bride price and like all families do we helped.  Either by cash, shells or just turning up and making yourself useful – cooking, and serving those who came to help.

I’ve posted before about Bride Price.  I’ve shared what’s good and what’s bad about it – but it is still a tradition and we do and like most things we hold onto what is good and get rid off or change what is bad.

Here are some pictures of my mum and siblings taking our contribution to help my cousin pay his bride price.


1 comment:

Francesca said...

I've always thought that traditions and rituals are good when they help a community (they tend to serve some social purpose within the community), and not when they enslave it.

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