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Young banana salesgirl - A smile from Senegal, Africa, by Ferdinand Reus, via Flickr
We can only control our response to an action of another. If someone is being frustrating, we can change our expectation of how we want them to act. Are they an ass? Can you remain calm and keep your mouth closed? Can you learn from this?
It is the woman's role to take care of all household tasks. They spend several hours preparing the evening meal. Their meals usually consist of some sort of millet porridge with a sauce over it. Before the meal is prepared they retrieve water from the well a bucket or two at a time and often must carry it on their heads over a mile back to their home. They are also responsible for laundry, collecting wood, caring for small children and shopping for ingredients for their sauces.
This photo by Flickr user (Dogan56) entitled Ragazza Fulani, Nigeria is one of the few pictures that I have found that shows so beautifully an example of old Venetian 'Agate' glass beads from the African Trade. Venetians made these large glass beads to trade with the Yoruba. They're milky white, semi-translucent with veins & look like stone. If by chance they were stone, they would be white Indian Agate beads, which would also have come to Africa through the trade routes.