...at Hummingbird House, CARF's beautiful new home and prevention centre.
Our kids are constantly fascinated by all the old furnishings and objects d'arte which decorate the many different rooms in this fairytale-like house, quite in contrast from the daily environment in their own homes in the underprivileged favela communities, where little or no attention is paid to aesthetics.
Discovering this wavy, old, hand-blown mirror in an antique dressing table in one of the bedrooms, brought on some rather hysterical outbursts of laughter, which almost raised the ceiling as more kids joined in the fun and discovered the Mystical Mirror of Hummingbird House.
Incredibly enough, I've had that old dresser for almost two decades in my own home and never noticed the twisted reflection it sends back to the onlooker, but then again I'm not one for spending time in front of mirrors. Although I must admit when joining in the fun, that I couldn't stop laughing until we were all doubling up in tears on the floor.
What a fun discovery and one they spread the word about quickly.
For each new group of children that come to spend time at Hummingbird House, the kids immediately ask to see the Mystical Mirror and once again we all have a great laugh...............