Every day I sit next to each patient and ask, “Koman ou ye (How are you)?”
Surprisingly, many children simply say, “Mwen la (I am here)”.
What do they mean?
I don’t know but here are a few options:
1) I’m good and things are fine.
2) I am here and alive. That’s all I need.
3) Just surviving, that’s all I’m doing.
4) What do you mean how am I doing? I have HIV, severe chest pain, no parents, all of my classmates were killed in the earthquake, I have no food and I live in squalor. Do you really want to know how I am doing?