Let's twist again

Img_4014 Posted by David Gough on Thu, 16 May 2013 | 0 comments | Bookmark: digg this Post this to del.icio.us Post this to Facebook

Being the father of a son who made his living at one time by twisting balloons, I know that’s the correct terminology, but I’ve certainly seen their potential in a new light.

From those first few days in Kindu while we waited on Bishop Masimango arriving from Kinshasa the balloons have had a daily airing and attracted throngs of children as the funny Muzongo Pasteur creates brightly coloured dogs and animals from balloons.

In Kasongo, as we waited for the car to be pushed out of a sticky patch on the road, the children at one stage literally mobbed him and I attempted to help him to meet their demands. But as we blew the balloons up with a small hand-pump the children were frantically grabbing at the balloons. We had no option but to stop the twistin’ to prevent a riot!

Even on our long journey home Andrew took time to twist for two young children as we waited for our plane in the waiting room at Goma airport.

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