It’s great to be a woman. With so many things that you can do, wear and become, there’s no better time to live. In big cities, everywhere you turn- everybody is wearing the appropriate style or fashion. People in all walks of life struggle to live up to the standards of their lifestyle. When you’re in the plane, all you get are these fashion magazines filled with beauty tips and secrets or if not how to make love the right way, ugh! Okay, that’s enough.
Wait a minute…how about these ladies? How would you justify the extravagance of being simple? With all our preconceived notion of fashion as well as the lifestyle that we are aware of- of course, we would say they are just but primitive people.
I don’t have any intention to embarrass Indonesians as this picture was taken in Bali 15 years ago. Somehow, I was so bewildered to the extent of their health issues not on the fashion that they have come to know of. Just imagine how these people walk an extra mile too many times a day hauling home gallons of water in a container or sack of rice in their heads. In steep, remote highlands where they live- getting something to eat is a daily challenge. Their whole life is all about having a good meal and water to drink.
This picture have so much to teach us. Everytime we complain, everytime we only think of ourselves, everytime we are overwhelmed with pain. I sometimes wonder why and how they do it.