And the expression here is love.
They live in hardship; in abject poverty. Their home is that shack behind them and they share it – just one room – with their extended family. Life is tough. Dirt and death and danger.
I adore this photo. I chatted with this woman (through an interpreter) while visiting Indonesia with UNICEF nearly two years ago. She was quietly spoken, a touch shy even, but passionate, a little bit cheeky and quite clearly in charge.
He barely spoke, just watched as she chatted.
I asked them if I could take their photo. They exchanged a slightly embarrassed glance then stood a fair distance apart. But what you can’t see is they are holding hands.
Marriage is tough. Bloody tough with the pressures of life and kids and the lack of time and the stress and money and school and did I mention the lack of time?
So when the going is tough I look at this pair; so very far removed from our world and yet exactly the same.
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