This is a short slideshow of some of the images I took in the village of Lamayuru last month while in Ladakh in the north of India. I love Lamayuru, and fear for what progress means for this place. While there we were told that this might be the last harvest done without mechanization, and while machines bring good they can also bring the erosion of cultures and values. For every gain there’s a loss. These images aren’t a commentary on that, just a celebration of the beauty of the harvest.
This is Thanksgiving weekend up here in Canada, so Monday’s likely to be a break for me while I give thanks for all I have – my family, my health, my place in this world, and for you who are a part of this growing community of good folks. I’m deeply grateful everyday, but this weekend I get to show it by eating more pumpkin pie and turkey than is healthy. On Tuesday my trainer will kick my ass for it. I can live with that. Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.
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