Okay, so I didn’t take this shot (because I’m in it!) but it’s just too sweet not to share it with you.
After an afternoon spent touring the incredible Shwedagon Pagoda in the Burmese city of Yangon, my friend Alicia and I were sitting in the shade and waiting for the sun to shift and the colours of the pagoda to change.
We were approached by a woman who coaxed us into a photograph with this nun and this gentleman. None of them spoke a word of English, but I assume they were family visiting the nun. She was very sweet and grabbed my hand and held it while her friend took pictures of us.
Meeting us was clearly a special experience for the nun – and it was likewise for Alicia and I! No understandable words were exchanged, but sometimes none need to be.