Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Toilet talk

Once again, I'm big in Bombay, this time on Rediff. I have to admit: I'm amazed by the outside world's fascination with the mechanics of using a public toilet or living without water or otherwise adapting to life as a squatter. My journey through the world's squatter communities was a privilege. I've never met a better or more honorable group of people. Conditions may be degraded in some communities, but the people are not. They have the courage to build, and are carving out a hopeful future in a world that wants to condemn them to bare existence.

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