School, Catholic village, near Kyotera, Uganda, 2011

“What is important above all is to realize that there are no recipes… Recipes are not what we need, nor do we need to be reassured – our need is to escape from meaninglessness… I hold that truth is not an empty word, or a mere ‘effect’ as people say nowadays. I hold that everything capable of directing us from madness and death, from now on, is inextricably linked with this truth… I always cherished the hope that meaning and life were one.” – Ivan Illich, from THINGS HIDDEN SINCE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD