When you look at this photo, what do you see? A boy who will one day become a man? An aging woman who once was a young girl?
For me, this photo represents both those ideas — but more than that, it conjures up complicated concepts, like personal growth and the growth of opportunity.
For example, on two different occasions, the woman in this photo has asked me (with actions, not words) to take two children from her family. The first time, she literally tried to put a baby in my backpack. I thought she was kidding. The second time, she pushed this little boy toward me and motioned for me to keep him. That’s when I realized she wasn’t joking. I guess she thinks I can offer them a better life than her family can, but I can’t imagine separating them from their loved ones.
In moments like these, my world view both crumbles and expands.
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