Since we moved, Chinua takes breaks from work by going up to the village basketball courts to practice his shooting. Often there are local kids or teens there who join in, or invite him to join their game. Sometimes our older kids join as well Movement, play, connection, and a bit of language learning, both in Thai and English.
The ball, the sounds of the court, the looming clouds, the insects singing in the evening, the lights with flying termites swarming. Humid days and nights. Playing in the rain. Coming home in need of water and showers, tired and happy.