" I feel that I am not alone being here like this."
" I made a tree - now I forget all those bad memories of my past. I learned many things here, now I move forward".
These are just a few comments from the girls we have been working with the past 2 days. Many recently rescued from unimaginable scenarios, these girls revel in the creative world of art and movement, playful and happy, if only for a short time. They are strengthening their sisterhood ties and finding new ways of creating their new life.
Some unable to write, another beside them who can helps them as they struggle to write what cannot be spoken. Or struggle to speak, to find their voice. But their love of dance and music and song and play cannot be stifled. In the midst of their horror they are able to somehow retain their joy.
Several are barely able to speak, another can barely raise her eyes, several are in tears...and they all have touched us deeply.
"We will remember you forever", the one who could barely speak yells as they are are leaving. "We will hold you in our hearts", another cries. They are grateful, sweet, loving, and on a difficult path to healing.