Wrapped up in Shyness

Wrapped up in Shyness

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“The way you overcome shyness is to become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid”. (Claudia Lady Bird Johnson – First Lady of the United States, wife of Lyndon B. Johnson), 1912-2007) This lady is working on a traditional Chikan embroidery. She knew that I was coming in order to take a few pictures in her little village which is nearby Lucknow, the capital of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, so she decided to wear her nicest sari and some heavy make-up. However when I came inside her house she was very shy and she covered her face with a part of the sari. I could still guess her features through the printed silk. Her attitude was touching, I only saw her face later when she wanted to see how came the pictures on the screen of my camera.

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