a memory

Once upon a time there was an adorable little boy standing by the side of the road in Lazille, Aquin, Haiti. A crazy white lady with a camera smiled at him and began to click pictures. He stared. Unsure but mesmerized.

Then the strangest thing in the world happened! The lady spoke. She said, “Como ye?” Which in other languages means, “How are you?”

The boy stared.

The boy’s mother said, “Answer! She asked how you are!” (In Creole, of course)

The white lady smiled sweetly and leaned forward to take more pictures as she said, “Ou pa pi mal? Obiyn ou pa bon?” (You not too bad? Or you not too good?)

And this is the response that white lady got.

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