Say What You Need To Say – Ghana 05/08

More on the Meeting May 13, 2008

(written May 14th)

When the meeting ended everyone walked across the street to the restaurant where we had put in our food order. SOHI was picking up the tab since they called the meeting :)

This is the first time I have had anything more than a soda at a restaurant. They sat us based on what we had ordered. The “chicken and rice table” had the fewest Ghanaians, since it was the safest and most recognizable food. First they brought buckets of cold soda bottles with extra long straws. Then the food came out. Ghanaians like spicy food. Conversations continued as we ate, the mood was happy and positive. The meeting was a success. There was a radio station playing loudly at the outdoor restaurant and even though we heard little recognizable music during our previous visit, a familiar song started playing and it seemed a perfect fit. John Mayer, singing “Say.” It was so surreal hearing John singing that song while I sat in the midst of so many different people from so many different nations having lunch in Ghana, Africa after discussing the best possible future for deaf Ghanaian children.

SAY by John Mayer Click the link to hear SAY on John’s Music Player

Take all of your wasted honor
Every little past frustration
Take all of your so-called problems,
Better put ‘em in quotations

Say what you need to say

Walking like a one man army
Fighting with the shadows in your head
Living out the same old moment
Knowing you’d be better off instead,
If you could only …

Say what you need to say

Have no fear for giving in
Have no fear for giving over
You’d better know that in the end
Its better to say too much
Then never say what you need to say again

Even if your hands are shaking
And your faith is broken
Even as the eyes are closing
Do it with a heart wide open

Say what you need to say

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