Sue Llewellyn who writes an outstanding photography blog “A Word in Your Ear” has a Word a Week Challenge that you can access here: http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com
Each week, in response to the post, bloggers find some of their best representations for the selected word. Although I’m not a great photographer, I love capturing people and places wherever I travel.
This week, I couldn’t resist joining the posts with pictures of people I saw in Nepal when my husband and I worked through Habitat for Humanity to build two stone and mud homes near Kathmandu.
We visited a school in Tinpiple, and these two girls watched us from the door of their classroom. Dressed in work clothes and heavy boots, we must have been quite a sight to see!
These two children watched us as we boarded the bus. One wide-eyed little girl stole my heart with her fascination for who we were and what we were doing, but her companion wasn’t nearly as thrilled at the idea of posing for a picture!
A mother and her four daughters served us lunch each day at their restaurant. Their faces were always a welcome sight because we got a glimpse into their family and how they worked together to serve us broiled chicken, cooked rice, and hot tea.
This man, the head stonecutter for the house we built, examined many rocks before finding the exact one he needed for the cornerstones. If he didn’t find the right one, he painstakingly cut a rock to fit. Although we spoke different languages, our face-to-face contact helped us forge a bond across the cultural divide.
There were so many children that I could have scooped up and taken home. With huge brown eyes and a winsome smile, this little girl was one we photographed over and over.
At the dedication of the house we built, the homeowners’ daughter came dressed for the occasion. Her face — full of hope and happiness — made the whole trip worthwhile!