This is the last post documenting my trip to India. I am likely to post additional images and stories from the trip – but those will come much later. I want to end the trip-logue with two images of a woman in Varanasi. Of all the faces on the people I had the great joy to meet throughout India – those that were happy, sad, excited, laughing, crying, bewildered, surprised, animated, serene, mournful, open, suspicious, timid, aggressive – hers is the face I will always remember and the one that will, for me, express India in its fullest.
I don’t know her name, but to me she is India. Beautiful. Timeless, despite so many years. Her face says tranquility, serenity, strength, perseverance, pride, hope, and most of all, dignity.
I will see her face whenever I think back on India.