Friday, January 04, 2008

Last Day in the Mountains

Today we headed down...way down. Never the less, it was still a gorgeous walk. There were more people as well which is good too as it is facinating to see the way the Nepalese live.

The kids always strike me as amazing. In all my travels in third-world countries, the kids have the most incredible attitudes, and they are so much alike everywhere I travel. Rich or poor, they just want to laugh, be loved, and have fun. They are just great to stop and play with and to watch...

I remember my trip to Aceh after the horrible Tsunami. My sole purpose of the trip was to take photos of kids. Despite most of them losing everyone in their family, their homes, toys, EVERYTHING, they still managed to smile, say hello, and laugh. We can learn a great deal from them...





3 comments:

quin[tarantino] said...

... seeing the faces of those kids I always wonder how happy they are... if they are happy ... or not ...

Scotty Graham said...

That is something up for debate, Quint...

It sure seemed they were happy, but since I was just passing through, who knows?

Happiness is relative though, and I am sure they define happiness in a different way than you and I do.

Scotty

Old Wom Tigley said...

I have to agree with you Scotty... there's no taking away the smile in the eyes of some of the children. Hard work and poverty is there on show, but that saddens us to see. It makes us feel guilty for some reason.

I see really unhappy and angry children on the streets where I live, and the towns and city's of England are full of the same. These children are not all suffering the effects of poverty, they dress as the rest do in designer cloths. There are not suffering from hunger and they have money in there pockets.

I love these pictures for what there are.. and again I can see happyness and shyness in the eyes.. smiles can be false for the camera, but the eyes tell the truth.