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Some souls you experience for only a few moments, however, despite the breif amount of time spent you spent with them, you know you will never forget their presences and how they affected you.
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When this man came into our @wattsoflove distribution area today, he was completely hunched over like no person I had ever seen in my life.
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He had walked a VERY long distance and the mountainous terrain here in this village is incredibly steep, rocky and dangerous. Plus, the sun and heat alone could bring down even the most rugged of men.
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Despite his damaged and broken back from years of hard physical labor, carrying, water, rock, staw, rice and working in the fields to provide for his family, this man had a joy and precences that changed all that came into contact with him. I couldn’t take my eyes off him and I now understand where the phrase back breaking work comes from.
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As this man was being educated on how to use and care for his new solar headlamp, he kept smiling, laughing and shaking his head with joy. It was so great!.
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However, the moment I went to take his photo, he dropped into a squating position so he could straighten his back, lift his chin and presses his new light out with pride! The transformation was immediate and very intentional on his part.
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Despite my desire to photograph him as I saw him, he knew who HE WAS and he wanted to be photographed as he has always seen himself…. A man filled with dignity, pride and honor. Light=Pride.
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