We are out at our base (Sobega) in town (Goroka) this week for our annual regional conference. More on that later. The break gives me some time to catch up on a story from a couple of weeks ago about this guy:
Wes and I were walking with Reuben who, you may remember, escorted us to the top of Mount W a while back. We came across a group of people and as we talked the interaction split into two separate conversations. I was on my own with the guy pictured. He asked if I had been up to the bush at all. I pointed to different mountains I had hiked including Mount W and indicated that Rueben had led us up there. Thankfully I failed somewhere in the verb-tense area of the grammar. The man told me I should refuse if Reuben offers to take me up Mount W. He explained that’s where his power is and I can’t go up there and steal his power. If I do go up there, he said, he’ll sue me. I nodded with an accompanying affirmative grunt.
Before you ask, here are some questions I can’t answer:
- What is “his power?”
- What is his power doing on top of Mount W?
- How could I steal his power?
- If I stole his power what would happen to him?
All subjects for further investigation.