As I counted to 10 in Af-Soomaali, the first ten women heading to the vans clapped their hands, saying, "Ma'shaAllah!" Ultimately, there were 16 older Somali women, and 4 young women as interpreters, who joined us on our recent visit to the Minneapolis Art Institute (MIA).
The first stop on our tour was to view the ofrendas made by children. "Tan waa Jane," I introduced the docent. Shortly after we arrived, we found out that there was a misunderstanding and the tour had to end suddenly. . . something about either wanting a soda or going to the zoo. . . I am not sure. This is one reason for me to learn to speak more af-Soomaali (Somali language).