Here’s a photo from the soccer game on the banks of the Rio Cauca. There were probably about 10 to 13 players on each team with a short field. It got pretty dusty.
The day was a little strange for me. Jessica, the girl that I have become attached to, was strangely quiet. She never came up to me to talk or walk with me. It was very unusual. I asked Juan Carlos about it. He said the other kids know that I like her a lot and were giving her a hard time about it, like kids do. So, I decided to let it be and not try to talk to her. I left it up to her. I didn’t want to embarrass her or cause more problems with the other kids. I figure things might be different next time I visit. I did meet her older sister today. She’s a few years older than Jessica. So, this day, I tried to give as much attention to all the kids equally. I tried to do that in the past too, but Jessica always wanted to accompany me everywhere.