“The mind has exactly the same power as the hands — not merely to grasp the world, but to merely survive”
Hope is such a marvelous thing. It bends, it twists, it sometimes hides, but rarely does it break. It sustains us when nothing else can. It gives us reason to continue and courage to move ahead, when we tell ourselves we’d rather give in.
Hope puts a smile on our face when the heart cannot manage.
Hope puts our feet on the path when our eyes cannot see it.
Hope moves us to act when our souls are confused of the direction.
Hope is a wonderful thing, something to be cherished and nurtured, and something that will refresh us in return. And it can be found in each of us, and it can bring light into the darkest of places.
Never lose Hope.
It was a CANDID shot I made near U Pein Bridge of Mandalay Division, Central Burma. Yes, I went Mandalay with some businesses. And I have got a chance to visit U Pein with a group of staffs from my company. We had walked on the bridge for a while. The burning heat of A NYAR (Central Burma) made us all worn out so quickly. So we decided to enjoy some local sugar cane juice at a nearby shop.
It was May 13th 2009, the hottest juncture of Burmese summer. All of a sudden, I saw this woman in my view finder. Of course, she can’t walk. She was dragging herself on the ground. There’s no one helping her. The sun was scorching, and she looks so frail. She does not surrender, she does not give up. Her face unveils bravery. Yes, bravery to survive on a hope. The hope that she would never lose…