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I love photography. I wish I was better at the art and craft of taking great photos. The topic for WED January 10th, WEATHERED. Share a photo that shows the effect of time and the elements.
I immediately thought of the shoes worn by the children of Mawuvio's in Kissemah. Below is one of my shoes photos, not a great shot, you certainly get the idea of time and wear.
I love the first set of boots on the left hand side, worn with almost wild abandon, with no regard for the use of laces, as long as the boots fit. Those small feet belong to Elijah Futri. The 4th pair from the left, worn by the little person in a dress, those are the shoes of Mary Amah Logo. Mary has a smile that can light up the world.
My other WEATHERED photo, Daniel. Daniel lived outdoors on the edge of Kissemah in a tent of sorts. He spent a great deal of time in the hot sun, and always had on layers and layers of clothing and objects all worn by time and use. He relished all of them.
The few times I engaged in conversation with Daniel he was soft spoken and always smiled. And even though months and months would go by of me not being in Kissemah, whenever I saw him again, he always remembered my name. Daniel certainly was a free spirit.