Around 35 of the kids were huddled together in close proximity. Curious, eager, curious. Staring at the weird box shaped object that had been placed right in front of them. Arms up, and down, arms up, and down. Then arms up again, but this time, moving their bodies up and down while shouting “Macarron”!, “Macarron”!, “Macarron”!.
This was how the kids were introduced to the wonderful Macarron.
The Macarron, as it became known (thanks to one of our participants-Jorge Arevalo), was an instant hit. The half puppet-theater look-alike and half make-shift creation allowed the kids a space where they were able to make confessions, questions, raise concerns, etc—reality TV style.
Though I cannot share the content of these confessions, for obvious reasons, the macarron received everything from sacrificial dances, smiles, blank stares, secretive confessions, and many thank you’s and I’ll miss you’s.
Though the macarron was recently disbanded, it was definitely one of the best (recorded) memories from this summer.