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Arun Valley, Nepal – May 2003.
On a steep mountain side in the Arun Valley we came across this old man living in a small lean-to on the side of a mud hut with a 5m by 5m flat area next to the hut. I love the weathered face and the pattern on the mud wall behind.
We set out a small ground sheet (To rest on) and placed rocks on the corners to keep it in place. This old man would move about this flat area with his stick and when he found a rock he would throw it off the flat area.
I took his photo and when I attempted to show him in the LCD display of my camera one of the porters told me he was blind.
And the reason he threw the rocks off the flat area was because it was his home and he kept it spotless so he wouldn’t trip on any strange obstacles (remember he’s blind).
We left him some food.

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