We have made it to Accra! I am here.
When I say that, I don’t mean partially present, with fingers on my iPhone. I don’t mean in this place but dwelling on what has been or will be. I am all here, in this place, at this moment.
Occasionally my mind drifts home to my parents and friends - wondering what they’re doing and wishing they knew I had made it here safely- but that will have to wait until tomorrow at the internet café. For now, I am all here and that makes me feel peaceful.