Travel, books, and other obsessions of a Vermonter currently living in France
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Happy Anniversary, Monsieur Texier
The Texier Family, Lake Eyasi, Tanzania, April 2001.
“Then Mr. Happygod Matoi made a little speech: ‘Marriage in Tanzania is meant to be for life. Sometimes things don’t work out, and then, if necessary, the marriage may be tuh-minated, and you have dee-vuss. But for that, you don't come here, not to this office. That's another office.’ He waved his hand toward the clattering street. ‘Here, we concern ourselves only with marriage, and we tell the people that marriage is supposed to last forever.’ ” —Our House in Arusha