We often capture strangers in photos we take in public. Open your photo library, and stop at the first picture that features a person you don’t know. Now tell the story of that person.
This is me on a very cold morning in
Bodh Gaya India
I am holding flowers for offerings and a bag of fruit in a packet over my arm, which I also intended to offer. The people walking behind me are simply looking for their cup of Chai Tea, to stave off the early morning cold. I am on my way to teachings and I can’t wait for that hot cup myself. Out of the frame is the band of street children who were to come up behind me, as I walked towards the tent, grabbing and tearing the bag of fruit and running off, chasing the contents and picking them up as they rolled on the ground. I guess the fruit was offered, but in a way that I had not foreseen.