May 29, 2010

A Woman who Carried Heavy Stones

I met this strong woman at my husband’s home town (Bumiayu, Central Java, Indonesia). That time, I was having breakfast with my husband at a small restaurant. From the restaurant, I can see the small river flowing under-not far away.

I saw several people were walking up and downs carrying river stones and sand; from the river to the road above. The distance isn’t far, but the small path is sheer enough and slippery. Then I noticed that between those men, there was a woman…

It’s a pity that I haven’t got a chance to know more: how much she paid for and how many rounds does she do per day. She’s doing this- a very tough job- only for surviving; to fulfill her family needs. Maybe she doesn’t have another skill or opportunity to do another job. The question is: till when she can do this? What we can learn from her? For me, she’s so inspiring. I truly admire her spirit and her struggle power to survive…

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7 comments:

Nydia said...

Incredible catch, Lina, so thoughtful. That's why I never complain about my life...

Kisses from Nydia.

photoinspire said...

WOW! Your post made this picture even more special!

K Soucy said...

Suddenly I don't feel so good about relaxing on my hammock. What a great photo. Thanks for sharing.

Carver said...

What a powerful photograph of a strong woman.

Dragonstar said...

An excellent photo. Some women have to work impossibly hard.

michael bird said...

Great capture, Lina. Very powerful. One way to keep in shape - maybe we all should tote a rock up a hill every now and then. Reminds me of Sisyphus - hope nobody is throwing the lady's rocks back down the hill...

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real hero. for her family, son and for us..

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