you’re beautiful.

30 Sep

yup, it is no secret that this place often pisses me off. there are days when i want to burn the entire country to the ground whilst laughing diabolically, tipping my top hat and smoking a cigar. fact.

but then there are really good days too – and i’ve had a few of them lately.

thanks to my new awesome stolen camera (sorry, husband!) i have been able to capture a few of these moments in a way i feel does them a scooch of justice.

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a little sideways glance, the casual way a woman folds her hands, a look of unadulterated suspicion –  i find something beautiful about these moments.

this place has taught me that people are people are people no matter where you go – we are all the same in so many ways.

the women here are still pretty vain – even if they do live in a house with a thatched roof. the kids just want to play and act silly, even though they may have worked 10 hours that day helping at the family business. and the men – sure, they’re brutes sometimes – but they really just want to improve their lot in life through hard work and some luck.

i see the beauty here – and it goes so much farther than just the typical touristy crap that everyone loves (brightly colored statues, majestic temples and the bustling colors of the streets, oh my.) for me it’s those really pure moments that make us all the same.

so yeah, it’s been a good week.


4 Responses to “you’re beautiful.”

  1. Brenna September 30, 2011 at 2:28 pm #

    Sounds like an inspiring & recharging few days. So happy. Want to hear all about it & the connections made!

    • al September 30, 2011 at 4:02 pm #

      it was a good week – feeling great about our clients and i guess they’re the reason i’m here. bihar was totally crazy but the clients were so happy to see me that it definite put a positive spin on things.

      back at you b-town, lots to chat about!

  2. Hannah September 30, 2011 at 6:38 pm #

    Please do not burn down the city while strumming your lyre to James Blunt’s You’re Beautiful. You’d be stealing that move from Nero.


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