An Aged Beauty

Category: People


Photo and caption by Leena Suthar

This beautiful elderly woman was calmly sitting and watching the incoming storm as hikers rushed down the Himalayan mountain to beat the rain. After taking a few photographs of her, I approached her to show her the images. Her face instantly lit up and her eyes crinkled into a smile as she cupped my face in her hands to thank me. As I was walking away, she uttered a phrase in Ghadwali (the native language) which I did not understand at the time. I was later told that she had asked, "Why would you want to take a picture of me? I'm so old." I wish I could have told her how beautiful I found her.

Location: Yamunodri, Himalayas, India


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