Is it still Thursday somewhere in our world?
Although I had finally managed to select one image to celebrate the ordinary, I am going to envelope it in a couple more to give it some context. And because I really struggled not to choose these ones. This is a quick glimpse of my extraordinary day with countless celebrations of the ordinary before the day starts in this corner of the planet.
Women in the community, sharing a smile with paddy fields in the background. You can see the traditional combs used for keeping their hair up.
A glimpse of typical transport – buses and trishaws. And how many girls can fit on a trishaw made for the driver and two more? I saw at least five on this one, not including the driver who had to push.
And finally, the main image. The reason behind it all. An example of why I am here. This little boy is playing an instrument made of bamboo. The sides open and when releaased make a loud “clack! clack! sound.
So much to be thankful for.