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Gabrielle shows up and says, “Is it ok if we go to where people are eating leaves?”   These are war refugees that have nowhere to go and they have eaten the leaves out of the bottom areas of the trees, so they are in the tops getting the last ones… I call Melissa on the sat phone—she’s been terrified by all of this.  I have about 200 flies on my body as I am talking to her—periodically I breathe in and swallow one or two.  I tell her “this is the sound byte for what I’m doing.  I’ve moved 3 tons of food and medical aid into an area the UN is afraid to fly into, where people are starving and only have leaves to eat.  My satellite phone hit her cell phone in Lexington KY where she is in an air-conditioned, cupolaed, chandeliered barn photographing a 72 million dollar racehorse—we couldn’t be in two different worlds.

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