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.