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Old Oct 5, 2010, 5:00 PM   #1
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I visited a handicraft fair yesterday. It's a 3D clay model....as if, a village woman either seeing off or waiting for her husband to come back...who, is going/has gone to a city for business, usually comes back once a year. A sentiment, which is hard to explain to westerners. But, let's see!
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Old Oct 5, 2010, 6:00 PM   #2
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I think it's a sentiment that anyone with friends or relatives in the armed forces will understand well enough.

As for the photograph, I think it's a bit closely cropped on the right. The hand is a bit close to the edge of the frame. But I like the colours and lighting a lot.
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Great shot. The photo and your caption actually reminded me of the book, "In the Heart of the Sea" by Nathaniel Philbrick (2000). It's about the true story of the whaleship Essex in the early 1900s. Exhausting the Atlantic Ocean of whales, Nantucket whalers sailed down the Atlantic and rounded the tip of South America into the Pacific where whales still thrived. Granted most hands on deck were unmarried, young men, I'm sure some had lovers and the officers had wives that they left behind waiting on the island of Nantucket for their men to return from the three-year journey. The woman in the pic could have been any of the Nantucketer wives.
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Thank you Martin.

Yes, the sentiment is quite similar to armed forces' families, specially if they go to another country.

It's a framed sculpture and was placed in an open air exhibition. The frame ended there at the right. Yes, it's bit tight on the right. A little more space on the right would have been better.
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VV..what a nice explanation! You write so well too! Thanks for visiting and commenting.
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