December 21, 2012 11:58:45 AM



i took this photo in yangon, burma, at the shwedagon pagoda the evening of the day obama had spoken in town. monks have been central in the movement towards a more open society in burma and those i spoke with have definite opinions about that progress and the significance of obama's visit. the monks are anchored firmly in the living past and the living future of burma. for me this photo captures the emotions of that specific day in time and the timelessness of the greater culture.

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I appreciate the monk's emotion, and your photo captures it elegantly. I also love the contrast between the Buddha statues and the living monk- that universal human experience of emotions is one that statues can only ever reflect, isn't it? Or in this case, provide contrast for that human experience. Beautiful on so many levels.

Dec. 26 2012 12:45 PM

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