What are you doing?

Today I am walking along the path that many in my village, located on the Indian Coast of Madagascar, have walked. It leads me uphill, through thickets and jungle overgrowth, to a spring where our sacred water flows. It’s my job, at eleven years old, to bring the water to my mother so she can use it in the Sambatra ceremony where my five year old brother will be circumcised. What are you doing?

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