kenyan children love to follow along behind us, whispering and laughing. in an effort to fulfill the peace corps mission of cultural understanding on behalf of both parties, many volunteers greet the kids by turning to run at them and screaming. in this picture tony demonstrates this tactic. for some reason the children become frightened at this display of affection, and sprint away, their faces contorted by fright and terror. after several seconds, however, when they realize that this crazy mzungu won't eat them, they turn and fall over each other laughing hysterically.
christmas in nyeri. l to r: nancy, amanda, ross, sheila, dan, ugali-man, jean, tony, me.