Saturday, May 19, 2007

Food insecurity

How time flies. It has been a week since my last posting and I was wondering if I would be taking yet another hiatus from this blog.
Those thoughts were at the back of my mind as I was driving and spotted this woman and probably her son standing in muck in a monsoon drain to pluck kangkong or water spinach.
As I started taking pictures of them, the boy simply stared at me. I was wondering what his thoughts were. Whether he was embarassed that a stranger was taking picture of him standing in muck in a monsoon drain.
But the lady continued plucking the vegetable. I guess making sure her family has something to eat would drown any other feelings she may have had.
But then again I may be presumptious. Afterall, I remember my mother plucking kangkong from a stream at the back of our house decades ago. But she didn't have to stand in the muck to do it.


Anonymous said...

don't go on a hiatus just yet, my friend. keep it going.. make it at least a post a week.

Ruben Sario said...

Thanks bud. I'll keep plugging at at it. I'll try to post something at least once or twice a week.