Archives for the month of: July, 2013

ZengchongWe don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are. ~ Anais Nin

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6-smIt’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. ~ Henry David Thoreau

A Wa village woman smoking tobacco from a traditional long pipe and wearing amulets around her neck carries a young child on her back. In rural Yunnan, children typically remain in the care of elderly extended family while their parents migrate out to distant coastal provinces for work. (©2015)

kid chinese new yearIntuition is seeing with the soul. ~ Dean Koontz

Lhasa welfare (2)I wonder how many people I’ve looked at all my life and never seen. ~ John Steinbeck

ImageWe do not see through our eyes alone. ~ David Ulrich

5 Srinigar lane (2) lo 5Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever. ~ Unknown

Qiunatong, Nujiang, YunnanInvisible threads are the strongest ties. ~ Nietzsche

Love weaves itself from hundreds of threads. ~ David Levithan

A young ethnic Wa girl observes a middle-aged woman weaving a colorful cloth blanket in Xuelin Wa Autonomous Township near the Sino-Myanmar border. Women mostly weave in the late Fall and early Winter after the harvest and before spring planting when the weather outside is warm and dry and the fields lie fallow.

I look through the fabric my own eye weaves, and behold the reality beneath. ~ Khalil Gibran

A woman handweaving a cotton blanket with string purchased from Bingzhongluo in Qiunatong. Known as the last village in Yunnan, Qiunatong is a small administrative hamlet at the foot of the Nujiang Gorge on the border of Tibet. It was connected to the state electrical grid and received a paved road and mobile reception in early 2010. Before then, villagers sourced their own electricity from a nearby, fast flowing stream while visitors and travelers hiked. ©2008

12e Kargil clothes shopping (2)There are two things children should get from their parents: roots and wings. ~ Goethe