TITLE: "Home sweet home"
For this "home sweet home" series, I decided to meet these people nobody cares about. They live in huts made of wood and metal. Access is not always easy, along rivers or in rice fields. They stay at home and live almost in autarky. They often spent their lives working in the rice fields, bent in two, in the mud, under the hot sun. They receive a pension of less than one euro per day. So they are doing as well as they can. No distraction. Time passes, nothing happens, the heat is overwhelming. Alone, facing reality, facing the present, without artifice. You must accept. These conditions push human beings into introspection. The world is as we are, the reflection of our spirit. Some are afraid, some are sad, others are light-hearted and do not care about anything. Everyone reacts according to his dispositions, his memories, his aptitudes. But what is incredible is that their ego has evaporated. Their body is there, but their mind travels. They are not really concerned about what's going on. They observe what is happening from far away. Is it the full awareness that the world is illusory or the renunciation of taking control of one's life?
AUTHOR: Julien De Wilde (Belgium)
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