The people's smiles here are so wonderful, but they are incredibly timid, yet curious. A group of villagers with a cluster of wide-eyed children all came into our sleeping shack and then left. We put a bench with a bag of cement on top in front of the door. As Claire told me, you never know what will happen in the mountains. There are many gangs in Honduras. Once, she told me, she committed the social taboo in a particular village of dancing with a little girl. She was informed that none of the Christians dance there anymore because a massacre occurred once when they were in the middle of a dance.
The only taboo in Soloara is girls wearing pants. So the three of us girls threw skirts over our jeans whenever we were leading a mission.