My dad and Kim the Taxi jumpstart the broken down car that will take me to Gilgil.
Bougainvillea is a very popular plant in Kenya and lends it’s bright colors to almost any terrain.
The main building of Restart. Dances, fashion walks, and all sorts of shenanigans happen here.
Farmland on the drive from Limuru to Gilgil.
There are so many beautiful flowers around the campus of Restart.
One goat, two goat, white goat, brown goat.
The precipice of a road winding down the foothills of the Abedares into the Rift Valley.
A little girl asked me if she could use my camera and took this picture. I don’t think she had touched a camera before, but the result was amazing.
An acacia tree with Lake Naivasha in the background.
The view from outside my apartment.
A motorbike speeding along in a grove of giant acacia trees.
The children at Restart keep each other entertained with all sorts of hand games.
The bush terrain around Restart is alluring in it’s own way.
A corner of many curious little lines of shops that line many rural Kenyan roads.
I actually took this photo in my room after returning from Restart. Here is the infamous red kikoi featured in “La Tzigane.”
This picture (and others like it) were taken in the mirror above the sink in my Gilgil apartment. I often would look into this mirror, inquiring into the reflection I saw.
Mary Coulson, the “Lady of the Woods,” and one of the people who inspired my life.
A lonely flower blooms on the fence of Restart.
Rolling, light-touched crests and falls of the Rift Valley.
Football (soccer) is a huge part of the lifestyle at Restart. Here are the boy’s cleats all lined up.
Nicole, Elie, and Sarah laughing as some of the little ones tumble through the grass.
Nicole aligns with the universe as colors come together in a whimsical moment of time.
Birds on a line.
A broken window, a twisted identity.
Some amaranth and raisins for breakfast!
Green dragon under moon.
The sun suddenly illuminated Nicole, giving her a halo. This was taken during one of our very bumpy rides in the back of the pickup truck.
Part of the quote on the wall in the main room of Restart, which echoes the founding philosophy.
Elie and Sarah walk to Restart.
Madonna and child.
A wrong dive.
The Sanata women’s group designs all sorts of beautiful and eclectic pieces.
“I LOVE RESTART”
An acacia grove standing alongside the road.
The giant orange Restart bus, used for field trips.
A yellow fever acacia tree.
The old Restart truck, also known as the “royal carriage of Langalanga.” From the back of this truck we always had scenic and interesting tours of the city, including the time a man on a motorbike threw a chicken at us.
Mary’s house, drenched and caressed by vines and indigenous flowers.
Many everyday objects spring to life as playmates.
On one of my last days at Restart, it rained so hard that even the second-story floors were flooded.
A rainbow of thread.
“Think not what you are… But what you can become.”
The clouds sweep over the Earth.
Maize growing next to the highway.
There are beautiful flowers in each and every corner of the world.
We all reach for something, but what is it?
More arts and crafts by Sanata.
Some of the jewelry that the women in Sanata make.
Jacaranda trees are very common in Nairobi and across the Rift.
A little boy stands before a volleyball game.
An acacia next to the road to Restart.
One of the gates on the way to Restart. Normally cows bask in the sun in the adjacent pasture.
The campus of Restart is very well-thought out, providing lots of green space for children to play on.
Listening, watching, wondering.
A petrol station at one of the little towns along the highway.
Christmas presents for the children at Restart!
Who knew that empty water tanks could be so much fun?
Hanging laundry outside my apartment on the second floor.
Mary’s dining room.
A shoe made by Sanata. They even custom-made me a pair for my little pixie feet!
A pop of color caught by the morning sun.
An early morning outside of Mary’s driveway.
The view from inside the Restart Bus.
The skies are grey over the rolling farmland of the Rift.
The sink in my apartment.
Restart Africa also features a medicinal plant project in which the knowledge of healing herbs is preserved.