The heart above is sent from an Airbnb in Ottawa, Canada where Narcisa and I are currently in day 4 of our 14 day quarantine. We were unable to return to Senegal while on our March break and found our way back to Canada, via Lisbon and Brussels. While our first choice was to return home to Dakar and to ISD, we find ourselves here and we are making the best of it. To join in Ms. Mary’s wonderful idea, given we are in Canada, we thought the best way to show our love is through something typically Canadian - pancakes with maple syrup. While we remain at a geographic distance, know that our hearts are with you, grounded in ISD. We are looking forward to seeing you as soon as possible, back at ISD.
While in this situation, please take time to reflect and consider that which is at the heart of our community. The quote to the above is one that will help us learn from our current situation and ground ourselves well when we get back to normal.