Photographer's Note

As a follow-up to my last post..........
Set back from the sea is the fishing village. The year before we had been making our way back to the hotel in the heat of the day taking advantage of the shade the village offered when we met this man, a local english teacher who of course wanted to show his skills. Where were we from? what did we think of his country? Did we have children? What is our work? The questions flew from his lips. He took us back to his house and offered us water and a banana. He wanted us to wait for his wife, who was out drying fish. In the meantime we took photos of him and his house.
After a while, we left, his wife had not yet returned, but the limted conversation had dried up and it was time to thank him and bid farewell.
This year we returned to the Ngwe Saung and armed with the printed photos took the two hour walk along the beach to reach the village. WE couldnt remember exctly where the house was, under plam trees:) but with the aid of the printed portraits, we were pointed in the right direction.
The look of surprise on his face as we entered his balcony was amazing!
And this time his wife was at the house, (see last post of her studying the photos).
Coconuts were cut from the tree and the best glasses bought out of a big chest and dusted off, a cheroot rolled and a chair was borrowed from somewhere!
What a splendid afternoon, I am so glad that we took the small effort to return, I am sure that the photographs have pride of place in their home.

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