A reflection by Taylor

I arrived in Kolkata without knowing how to speak even a single word of Bangla. After visiting the Sari Bari offices and realizing how difficult communication with these ladies would be, I was so hesitant to believe true relationships could be formed. But if I leave with any small treasure of wisdom, it will be that words do not have the all-consuming power to create or negate relationships with these beautiful women. The ladies of Sari Bari have hearts that will melt any barrier that can be erected…language or not. They love so well, and have so much to give. Whether it’s by passing you a plate full of rice at lunch or by applying hand cream to your dry hands, they will show you how welcome you are into their family…and they will do so without using words.