"What’s your biggest goal in life?" "To afford to live." (Chi Linh, Vietnam)
"We’d get advanced warning when the American B-52’s were going to bomb the enemy positions. These were the most frightening times of the war.
"I was in the infantry. We were stationed in Laos when we heard on the radio that the treaty was signed and the war was over.
"I have to leave the discipline to Mom. This one can feel that I’m about to yell at her before I say a word.
Just two baby monkeys hugging. (Kathmandu, Nepal)
Seen in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Had a 24 hour stopover in Kathmandu, Nepal, where I visited the Pashupatinath Hindu Temple. The temple is popular with tourists, and the resident priests have become experts at ‘casually’ positioning themselves in oh-so-photographical arrangements.
He was swimming with his friends. When I asked for his photo, he screamed: “He only asked me!” Then he ran a victory lap, climbed on the boulder, twisted the tips of his mustache, and struck this pose.
"I can’t see, so he guides me. Whenever I make a sound, he will come running. He reads to me. He cooks for me.
"I’ll do this until something better comes along. Then I’ll do that." (Kotla, India)
Seen in Pathankot, India
They told me they’d only recently been married. I asked if it was an arranged marriage or a “love marriage.” He answered: “a love marriage.” I asked where they met, and he said: “the telephone.” He then told me that he never actually saw her before the day of their wedding. "So when did you fall in love?
Today in microfashion… (Amritsar, India)
"I’ve been fixing watches in this chair for almost sixty years. It required a lot more skill in the old days.
"We practiced for about thirty minutes before he actually called my parents. I pretended to be my mom, and tried to think of all the reasons she’d object to us getting married, and he practiced his rebuttals.
Seen in New Delhi, India.
"I’m going to be an astronaut. There’s another world out there. And I want to go there." (Jammu, India)
"Everyone appreciates her more than me. If something goes wrong, I’m always blamed for it.
"When my children are settled, I am going to retire and devote more time to my meditation. Every time you meditate, you get a little further from the world.
Today in microfashion… (Pathankot, India)