Huge congratulations to Lupita, and to her family Kwame and Sonia, Isis and Madison, Tavia and Omondi.
Kwame is an amazing animator, author, and great friend. I am so moved by all of this, it’s just wonderful to hear about and experience the joy of friends and family members. I was not able to meet Kwame’s Dad as he died just before we met, but I have met his siblings, and they are all very special folks – Aggrey Nyong’o was obviously an inspiring man.
Interestingly, Kwame spent much of his youth in Ann Arbor Michigan - which is where I met him after I had already moved to Kenya – he moved permanently to Kenya shortly after I did.
It’s easy to get into thinking how HUGE the world is, and how far away one is from people you care about, or places that mean something to us – but events like this somehow remind me of just how connected we actually ARE, and how powerful and wide can be the reach of true emotion.