Sharing moments in time…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward


Hi Everyone!  Sorry for not posting for the last few weeks but internet coverage and the time to post have both been really scarce on our current adventure.  We are sitting in the lounge at Heathrow Airport waiting for our last flight home after a FABULOUS 3+ weeks in India and Nepal.  We have so much to share and talk about – this has been one of the most interesting trips we have ever taken.  I had begun thinking about the best way to start my series on this trip when I downloaded the note for this weeks challenge – Forward.  I think this is a great way to begin our trip narrative as India is a great dichotomy of the traditional trying to find its way forward as a developing country.  It is by no means a “done deal” or an easy task and it will take incredible insights and effort to pull it off.  I’ll have lots more to say about that in the next few weeks but here’s my photo to kick of the discussion.  I took this from the car in Delhi during one of our first few days in India.  It was taken on a main road and the boy with the wide load on his bicycle was engulfed in heavy traffic of cars, trucks, “tuk-tuks” and many other moving objects (LOTS more about India traffic and driving to come).  He was struggling in this modern yet ancient city using the traditional vehicle that he had to get his product to market.  His struggle to move FORWARD certainly parallels the incredibly difficult time that his country will face in doing the same.

Forward struggles for child and country

Forward struggles for child and country

18 responses

  1. Pingback: Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward | My Tropical Home

  2. So glad you’re back … missed your incredible photos!

    February 23, 2013 at 6:16 am

    • Thanks Cheryl! Not quite back yet – still waiting for our last 11 1/2 hour flight direct from London to San Diego. It has been a great adventure for the past few weeks – I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I did taking them!!

      February 23, 2013 at 6:37 am

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  4. I’m so looking forward (pun on WP photo challenge intended) to your series on India and Nepal. I’ve never been to either country and I’m hoping to be an armchair traveler through your photos. Safe return travels.

    February 23, 2013 at 8:23 am

  5. utterly perfect.

    February 23, 2013 at 10:48 am

  6. It’s funny how images like this only emerge from the poorest of places. In the first world we lay so much importance on a child’s balance between being a child and learning. There it’s a very different school, eh?

    February 23, 2013 at 11:44 am

    • Hi Mike,
      We also got some great opportunities to see kids being kids but you are right – the balance and length of childhood are very, very different.

      February 26, 2013 at 11:41 am

  7. Welcome back Scott! Glad to hear you had a good trip.

    February 23, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    • Thanks Jeff – hope you enjoy some of the upcoming photos

      February 26, 2013 at 11:41 am

  8. That’s quite a load he’s pulling!

    February 23, 2013 at 5:22 pm

  9. 1annecasey

    Great forward motion capture!

    February 23, 2013 at 6:08 pm

  10. Nice contrast. Those two adults standing there carefree looking like lost tourists, and the kid busting his butt. Like what Mike said above – only in the poorest of places…

    February 23, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    • Tara – thanks. There are so many contrasts in India that they are hard to count or categorize – I’m sure the same is true of China (one of our next places to visit and discover).

      February 26, 2013 at 11:47 am

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