This is Alfred’s Mother Sose, spinning Lesh (wool). I would just like to take this moment to officially express my gratitude and love, in case I haven’t been clear about it before. People here in Valbona are amazing. I arrived as a visitor one summer and simply refused to go away. Their response? They have taken me in, given me a home and a family, as far as I can tell, with no hesitation or doubts. Their generosity and kindness is without bounds.
“Faleminderit Shume!” to the people who write to say kind things about what I’m doing here – but (ooh, I’m getting teary) I just wanted to say that for me, the heroes are the People of Valbona. Uh oh. I have to stop or I will cry!