Before the light.
I walked around the kitchen area of the hotel, and the Chadian hotel staff that spent the night here (which is all that were here yesterday, since they cannot go home because of the dangers of the street) is waking up. They seem in such a good mood. Two of them come up to me and, in English, told me “Don’t worry, no more war.” They can only have heard this from their non-existent pillows, but I also believe that they have a feel for their country. They are getting ready to work, and that is just amazing. Yesterday, as I saw different staff around the hotel, I would ask how they were doing. They all said OK, and that all we can do is wait. They kept working to make our surreal stay more comfortable. Please keep them and other Chadians in your thoughts and prayers.