Caught in traffic on the way to Kitulgala (back on my first Farewell Trip) I was struck by the posture and bearing of one of the women walking away from a temple.
A while later, there she was again, walking behind a lion
Luckily, after we’d eventually passed the Perahera, the driver was able to pull over so I could get out to take pictures front-on. I had a sweaty but terrific time working my way back along the procession, shooting the lively scenes close-up. Toward the end, there she was again, and she smilingly posed for me then, standing beside the lion. I think she must have been the school teacher – the tidy way she was dressed, and the way the women and children related to her. I thought she had a lovely face – enlivened by an ever-present smile and a calm and loving spirit that seemed to reach out to me.
I’m supposed to be lodging some papers about my pension but before I leave I can’t resist making this quick post, inspired by the Sunday Chronicle challenge, I saw when I was catching up on Angeline’s blog.