Saturday, August 30, 2008
It's interesting how this week's theme is so common that the vast array to choose from renders me immobile. I've rummaged through my photos from various provinces in the Philippines, photos from Hong Kong, the USA, Finland and Sweden just to find the photo perfect for this week's hunt.
I still came back to my original choice, though, the one I've picked weeks ago.
He lives in one of the lower income communities our university works with. He's one of those boys who tease his female playmates but charm our medical students who serve in their village. His laughter echoes amidst poverty, his demeanor is never long nor fallen, his energy never diminished. He greets us with the glee of familiarity, but he always manages to evade us when he feels a "health lecture" is about to unravel. His a good boy with j-u-s-t that streak of mischief. And enough hope in his eyes.
(I love the graininess of this photo. It comes from the first roll of expired slide film I've ever used with my Woca, which I then had cross-processed. Those were the days, of dabbling in lomography...)