martes, abril 04, 2006

Las Chamacas

So at GirlStart today the girls received letters from their penpals (who are adult volunteers in the area). Esperanza (not her real name) had forgotten that she had a penpal, and was wary about having received so chummy a letter from a stranger.

Her reply read something like this


Dear Aimee,

I don’t know you. You are not my friend. I don’t know you.

--Espy


Picture GirlStart volunteers falling over themselves with laughter. Our group leader, Guadalupe (not her real name) helped Esperanza to remember that she had previously written a letter to her penpal Aimee. Esperanza was thus persuaded to write a different letter on a more positive note.

But I liked the first one best. (doubtless for the same reason that in my favorite foto of myself I am four years old, wearing pigtails and a big scowl.)

In between gasps of laughter I gave a GirlStart affirmation: Wow, Espy, you really express yourself well in writing!

6 comentarios:

cindylu dijo...

Damn. Girls can be brutally honest.

rabfish dijo...

you know why i like that letter? cuz she hasn't learned that sweet girl dishonesty: she's all honest instead of socially lubricating. nice.

hysterical blackness dijo...

That's great.

LadyK dijo...

Hahaha, I think that's awesome! I agree with rabfish. That's what I call being "Beautifully Human." (Well, actually that's the title of Jill Scott's CD and her idea, but still) Only children can occupy that space. There's a point during childhood where you aren't completely socialized into "adult appropriate" behavior(s) (in a sense), and you still have this naive view of the world; an innocence and brutal honesty that we as adults cannot obtain. That's so cute. I can remember being like that. Wait, I still am...

Ktrion dijo...

I know, right? It's like we spend the rest of our lives trying to feel so confident in our writing!

sonrisa morena dijo...

that is sooo cute!! i couldn't stop laughing either...