The Passage of Time

I met this wonderful woman near the Myanmar border. She was descending a rather steep set of stairs (it was amazing she didn’t tumble down) when I decided to
assist her. At the bottom I tried speaking to her. I pointed to my camera while asking in Thai if I could take her photo hoping she would understand. She held up her index  finger and I took this one image. There are some photos – regardless of how well they turn out that you carry with you for years. This is one such image. She was really quite remarkable; especially to let some stranger with a DSLR to take her photo. I was even more surprised when I reviewed this photo later
to notice she was doing her best to keep eye contact with the camera.