Meditations #85

BY Lisa Lindblad

November 22, 2017

The child carries his culture, with all its memories, stories and aspirations, on his narrow shoulders.  It is a burden that requires seriousness and patient learning.

Yet, he is also just a boy.

Encountering the novice intrigues the traveler.  But playing with the boy enchants.  The visitor and the visited share moments, learn from the other and, perhaps, shift the world.

Photograph:  Ang Tshering Lama, Nepal

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There may be a creeping sameness to the world, but just beneath the monotony lie cultures painted with their own colors and styles.

In each corner of the earth people stand in their own grace, carrying traces of the history that is their own story, unique and remarkable.

It is for this that we must travel.


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Meditations #87