Shot by borderfilms (Doug) in Ghana. (See it on flickr!)
Yes, a picture is worth a thousand words, but sometimes it is nice to hear the story behind a photo. Doug, the photographer, says: “Mary runs a little shop in Takoradi, Ghana that I pass each each day on the way to work. There are thousands of little kiosks like Mary’s around the country. They sell the staples: tomatoes, onions, and kenkey… plus the worst red wine ever (still good in a pinch). Mary always has a good story and a big smile. It makes living far from home seem… more like home.”
I would just add that I like the way the plastic bag blends in with the light. Makes me want to say something profound about the future and windows of opportunity, but I will spare you my Monday blues. That is, after all, the beautiful thing about photography. You don’t have to say anything.
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