Lost in a Moment

Many photographs of people must be taken in an instant, as life flies by and one tries to capture a fleeting moment. This was not one of those photographs. This woman sat motionless, lost in thought, for a long, long time. She seemed not to notice me, or the goats who were grazing nearby, or the traffic passing.

She is wearing typical Hindhu clothing, but she lacks the makeup of a married woman (a line in her hair, a dot on her forehead). Has her husband died? Has she never been married?

Troubles can become so great that they overwhelm our lives, stopping time until we resolve them, or at least come to some resolve about them. I think that her problems are probably not that easy to resolve, and so I prayed that she receive clarity, courage, and consolation.

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