Sakana has become very self-confident in this year abroad. We usually hold a meditation every evening where we try chat about some real issues. She's now become so confident she tries to reason with the boy across the street in the evenings, but his mind is full of video game violence.
Sakana Teaches Livity
In showing the girls a bit of my culture, I have been reasoning with them in the evenings for the last 4 years. For children of such young ages, they know a lot about the human condition and the human spirit. Sakana has understood words like "independent" and "freedom" in her native language from the age of 3. I've always talked to her like an adult, and this has created a unique little warrior.
She has a genuine love of all living things, and she's trying to reason with the boy across the street about why we should love animals. I caught up with them mid-conversation, but I still got some classic new Suri-Khmer patois being created on the streets here in Paramaribo.
When I say hold a meditation, I mean it in the Caribbean sense, not the eastern way. This conversation I filmed is a perfect example of her being light years beyond her peers. Those within the Caribbean understand what "hold a meditation" means, but it's definitely a hard concept to grasp for eastern cultures, as the word "meditation" is used for something very different.