July. 10, 1984 - Tuesday
This morning was really busy. I woke up only in my underwear, I didn’t know how that happened. When I woke up, it smelt really good, I woke up on a fluffy, good smelling bed. I walked around the room, I had the room to myself. I saw some curtains that looked really nice and a globe. I started studying the globe, all the places I went to, and where I still need to go.
I took another bath, it made me feel like I was free and clean again. The bar was always new and always white. This time, I rubbed all of my body parts. I didn’t have to bathe with my clothes on, I didn’t have to clean my own clothes.
Maria’s parents asked me if I needed to clean my only pair of clothes before all of this happened. I told them I needed them to be clean so for when I leave I won’t look homeless.
After the bath and when Maria’s parents asked me to clean my clothes, I went downstairs to eat. The food was really good. It filled me up for the whole day, I was so used to having only one meal a day in the camp.
When everyone finished their food, all of the kids left, the two boys, and Maria. Carlo went upstairs, I guess he was mad or something. The kids went outside and started to play.
The kids played some game on the grass. The weather was cool and nice outside. The kids asked me to play also, I did not know how to play. The kids handed me a toy. And I said, “I’ll just watch.” And I watched, holding this toy, and I do not know what to do.
After playing, Maria’s parents asked me how much longer I needed to stay, I was about to ask to leave today, but I still wanted to live in this house. I still wanted to see Maria every day, she’s the only girl who has made me smile, and I only know when to smile when she’s around me.