07 September 2010

Rabari woman near Bhuj, Gujarat

When we met her in a grim concrete village somewhere near Bhuj, she was looking after a young girl who seemed inconsolably sad. What was this woman like when she was the same age as the little girl? Although she seems slightly pensive here, she seemed delighted to meet us (although at least largely because of Parbat, I suspect), and I find it hard to imagine she would have been as full of sorrow as the little girl.

I hope she's retained her joy, and the girl's found hers.

[8 February 2007; Canon 20D, 24–105 mm f4 L at 105 mm, ISO 400, 1/100 at f6.3]

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Zhoen said...

She is absolutely beautiful, through your eyes.

pohanginapete said...

I agree, Zhoen. Not just my eyes, too — I think anyone with any sense of the real quality of life would see her in the same way.

She's another of the many people I'd love to be able to talk with in her own language.

Aputsiaq said...

A beautiful, beautiful portrait...a lady with the most gentle eyes I ever seen!

pohanginapete said...

Aputsiaq, I agree — she does have lovely eyes.