Day 17~ April 17th~ Congo

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To smile fully

They say that only when you come so close to losing something do you value it the most…

That is definitely something I have witnessed in Congo and growing up in a Lebanon during the civil war. War can make you more sensitized to the value of life, so when you cry, you cry more deeply, and when you laugh, you laugh with all of your being.

Life is strange like that. It takes a shock to wake us up the wonder of it all. This boy’s smile in the streets of Goma speaks volumes to me about the richness of human existence, the power of our emotions and the joy of simply being alive.

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  1. so natural, great job

  2. Excellent portrait, Mimo! Adrian

  3. Beautiful smile. 🙂

  4. What a joyful smile!

  5. Yes. That. Is. A. Smile. :))

  6. Really nice photo of this smile! Wonderful!!! Thanks for sharing.

  7. A smile is a wonderful gift….

  8. An unrestrained joyful grin – what a wonderful sight!

  9. I appreciate you words about the range of emotions.

  10. very nice. you can certainly draw out some sweet emotions in your subjects!

  11. A glimpse of joy. Thanks for sharing Nonoy Manga

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