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Postby Graham Smith » Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:47 pm

On their way to school.

Sarenga, India.
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Postby LindaShorey » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:16 pm

Such natural, relaxed and confident smiles and body language. And how genius that you saw the men in the background, weighted down by their literal and figurative burdens.
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Postby Matt Quinn » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:33 pm

Graham Smith wrote:On their way to school.

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Noted that the girl in red is looking at you while the other is looking away. In another post, you mentioned that the cow was looking at you but not the ladies. Wonder when they learn to look away.

Also noted that I haven't seen any pigeon-toed people yet. Odd.

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Postby PietFrancke » Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:53 pm

perfect title, image, grins, for one of the most precious things available to us - friendship!

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Postby Graham Smith » Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:06 pm

Matt Quinn wrote:
Graham Smith wrote:On their way to school.

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Noted that the girl in red is looking at you while the other is looking away. In another post, you mentioned that the cow was looking at you but not the ladies. Wonder when they learn to look away.

Also noted that I haven't seen any pigeon-toed people yet. Odd.

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It's generally the older women that adhere to the no eye contact thing.

I noticed no pigeon toed people in India. Using Google I can find no reference to the Indians as having above average pigeon toed-ness. There is a few references to Native Americans as being pigeon toed.
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Re: Best Friends

Postby Graham Smith » Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:35 pm

PietFrancke wrote:perfect title, image, grins, for one of the most precious things available to us - friendship!


Children in India do look out for one another, particularly their younger siblings. In the west children don't want to take their younger brothers or sisters around with them but in India even teenagers will take their younger siblings wherever they go.
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Postby PietFrancke » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:07 pm

Graham Smith wrote:
PietFrancke wrote:perfect title, image, grins, for one of the most precious things available to us - friendship!


Children in India do look out for one another, particularly their younger siblings. In the west children don't want to take their younger brothers or sisters around with them but in India even teenagers will take their younger siblings wherever they go.

That is an interesting observation about younger brothers and sisters. It has been my experience also that in the West, siblings are not always appreciated. For that matter, sometimes parents are not appreciated either. All this to say that in the West, peer-pressure can be very strong - perhaps even stronger than family!

Exceptions of course always make the rule and in western society, it is always good to see strong family ties. Perhaps a reason that I admire the Matts, Chucks, Franks, Minnies, and all those that have shown how close they are to their family.

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Re: Best Friends

Postby Ernst-Ulrich Schafer » Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:07 am

Nice loving moment Graham.
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Re: Best Friends

Postby St3v3M » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:06 am

I really like this for its beauty and simplicity. There's a special bond there that we all need. Thank you for sharing this! S-
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