Sawubona Departure

Lulu Morell-Haltom
In a few short hours, my classmates and I will board flight 226 of Emirates Air. We will fly on a standard air plane, on a normal day, accompanied by average San Francisco weather. Yet flight 226 has so much more meaning than this, for it will deliver us to the journey of our lives.

As a freshman in 2009 I watched the juniors and seniors in spellbound awe as they ventured through South Africa; finding new values and dreams along the way. I eagerly awaited each new blog post, finding my mind wandering as I imagined myself in the vast savannah. Now, in 2011, I will stand on the South African soil and keep my eyes wide open at all times. I don’t want to miss a single moment.

As I listen to the South African national anthem, I hear the power and struggle behind the singers’ voices. I hear the emotion intertwined in the foreign words that enrapture my heart. In a way, singing is so representative of our journey. Each person that has been involved with the Sawubona Project is a harmony, lilting and beautiful individually. However, once all of these harmonies mix together, we unify to create one powerful song.

I feel so blessed to be a harmony in the song of Sawubona.

Lulu Morell-Haltom

2 thoughts on “Sawubona Departure”

  1. Dear co-journeyers

    We eagerly await your fresh eyes seeing with us how our story now reads and what it can become.

    See you soon

    Baie welkom (You are so welcome)
    Liefde (Love)

  2. Hi Champions,
    All the best, you are going for a cause,coming out of your comfort zone.
    Stay focused, have fun and pick great values during your travel.
    Sunil Bhatnagar, Vancouver, Canada

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