Friday, August 29, 2008

Humbling.

I look like a smurf. Some colleagues and I went to the Guild Cottage. It is a safe haven for children between the ages of 5 and 15 who have been sexually abused and traumatised. They are mixed races of boys and girls and it is just heart breaking. We never got to meet the kids as they were at school plus their trust has been broken by adults and we were told they can be quite aggressive. We were told that they are in desperate need for the boys rooms to be painted. We brought along light blue paint and painted the corridor and boys rooms. I am high from the fumes of paint and turps. I look like a smurf because the walls and I are having a contest to see who could have more paint on them. Apparently, blue is my colour. Go figure!

We got to have a look around the premises and it is beautiful. I like to think that the children who live here are somewhat lucky to be in a safe environment. Even though we didn't get to meet the children, we saw lots of photo's on the wall. I was amazed at their bright, cheerful faces. You would never know by looking at the photo's. Isn't that so incredibly telling?
It just shows that you can never quite tell what is going on in someones world.
I feel incredibly humbled and sad. HOW can someone sexually abuse anyone, let alone a child?
A child?
I get so angry and I'm really glad to have been a part of something (even if it was small) that can change their surroundings and the world they live in.

I am, however, feeling awful. My sinus' have been really affected by yesterdays dusty wind and today's fumes. I have a dull headache and I feel exhausted.

It's Fashion Week and I am supposed to be going tonight, but I don't know if I'm up for it.
Tomorrow I'm going to the EA Games Music Festival with my "twin". That should be amazing!

I hope you have a brilliant weekend!

PS> My man is going to that European country for 14 days. 2 whole weeks. I'm bummed.


PPS> It is Michael Jackson's 50th Birthday and no one has seen him in a while. Until now. I have NO words. Oh and I find this rather ironic too, considering what I did today! I'm just saying. Ouch!

5 comments:

Miss Caught Up said...

Not up for Fashion Week???? Well, I hope you feel better soon! :)

And .. Michael Jackson looks so weird!

Moe Wanchuk said...

U are one cool chick. That was awesome that u did that for them. I love people who volunteer! Nice Work!

Kitty Cat said...

That's really wonderful, (and bittersweet. How did you get to know that they needed the room painted? Makes you feel good, hey?

Candy Grrl said...

Bless their little hearts...I love helping kiddies...there is nothing better than seeing a happy, smiling kid who is so grateful for the little things in life!

As for uncle MJ...eish...what pant is he wearing?!? Looks like he just got out of bed...

You need to drink hot water, honey, slice of ginger, whole lot of mint, a cinnamon stick & lots of lemon...hot...you'll be aces in no time...promise!

Get better soon!

And it's only 14 days...that's all...it'll speed by :) We're here for company :)

Tamara said...

What do you call a smurf with its pants down?

A blue moon.

Sorry... couldn't resist. Glad you had a good time. I always find that when you do some sort of good deed, you feel the benefit even more than the person you're doing it for.