Day 10~ March 10th~ Egypt

her smile~ Nubian desert~ Egypt

When ‘joy’ is able to attend you, life takes on a brilliant glow…

Imagine these simple moments of connection, when meeting some stranger’s eyes can cause you and them both to overflow with joy, with a contentment and a knowing that all is well and a great unexplainable happiness is present at the thought of meeting another human.

Joy, so difficult to come by in our day to day lives today, but so abundant in those places where people choose to live a simple and uncluttered life.

Even after 15 years, I can remember this face that glowed and radiated while the lady was trying patiently to tame her daughter’s unruly hair in a desert settlement in Nubia.

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  1. I totally agree, I think a simpler life does breed joy and contentment.

  2. Captures the essence of the moment right away ! Lovely shot !

  3. Another great shot! πŸ™‚

  4. Mimo, a simple scene, one that happens over and over all over the world. But how beautiful the ritual when it is done tenderly, and what a chance for a mother to show her love for her daughter.


  5. As you say the face really glows and radiate, wonderful !

  6. What an interesting part of the world. So foreign to the world I know. What a beautiful look on that mother’s face – well captured!

  7. Another pretty face, beautiful.

  8. Hi,
    I had to smile, I can certainly relate with the little girl, I can remember when my Mum used to have a bit of trouble with my hair as a child, especially after running around and playing. Mum doing her best to get the knots out. πŸ˜€
    Nice photo.

  9. Lovely photograph Mimo. One cannot help but to smile due to the joy that was captured in this photograph!

  10. I can imagine why that face stayed with you! Lovely shot!

  11. very less photographers are there who also know how to enjoy a scene, instead of just capturing it with their lens.


  12. The picture glows of the mother’s love for her daughter… Nice πŸ™‚

  13. Your work and delivery of it is amazing!! Love this blog to bits…Please do not ever stop!!

  14. Beautiful photo. It’s true what you say about joy. I seem to find the happiest people in the most humble of places. It seems that clutter directs our focus to clutter. Beautiful writing my friend

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