Congo

They say a picture is worth a thousand words and I saw one the day after Thanksgiving that I have not been able to get out of my head. It is of a young man, maybe 20 (give or take 5 years), pushing what appears to be a homemade, wooden bicycle/transportation device, up a hill with all his worldly possessions on it. A prominent item appears to be sleeping mats. They look dirty, likely to be in worse condition than what my dog sleeps on. There are feet evident to the rear and other side of the “bicycle”. I am guessing these are girls/mother who are helping to push. The worst: on top of the whole pile of stuff is a baby, maybe 1 year old, looking as bewildered as a baby can look. The picture was taken just outside of a village in the Congo on November 21st.

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