I feel so incredibly honored to have been invited by Joe, our Museum Six tour guide, to a Jazz joint. He is such a lovely person. Just watching him interact with everyone at the club, I could tell he was one of those individuals people never forget. It is a good feeling to simply be in his presence and watch him interact. His hugs and smiles made me feel so loved even though I don't even think he knows my name. That club embodied a lot of how I feel about South Africa. There is joy and excitement in almost everyone around me. I feel accepted and appreciated without much of an effort. And I am content with being present, observing, listening, rather than speaking. I cannot express how honored I am to be a part of the ever growing, beautiful story of this country.