Photographer's Note

No, I didn't go to Sri Lanka and yes, I am aware I am posting this in Trekearth. I want to post a different picture of Sri Lankan, something hopeful, something positive.

Santosh is one of the many Sri Lankan expats here in Thailand. He is one of the students in our school (and a student in my class). The day I took this, he was playing with the hood of his shirt while I was discussing about Erikson's "search for identity vs.role confusion". Then it struck me. Santosh is one of the lucky Sri Lankans. Santosh, having spent more than half of his life in Thailand probably has a more difficult task identifying his cultural identity. But he is very confident about himself. He has a very positive energy and he has a lot of friends inside and outside of the class.

I hope I can say the same about Sri Lanka. Three months after the tsunami, little has been heard of the current reconstruction (or maybe I am wrong). I hope the light in Santosh's eyes is shared by most of the people in Sri Lanka.

Happy Easter everyone.

(Technicals: shallow DOF 2.8 was a choice. I had one with both eyes clear bt it lacks the drama.)

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