Some of you most likely remember a few of the posts that I penned in honor of a couple of friends who retired from their ‘desk’ jobs and took on teaching posts in Bangladesh. 

In the event that you don’t recall their images, they are very attractive, middle aged, fair skinned, blond haired ladies.  One of them caught this child staring at her and found out that it was because he had never seen a person with blue eyes before.   He was so adorable in his shocked expression that she couldn’t resist snapping a photo and sharing it with all of her friends. 

Children of every country are so innocent in their reactions to things that are new and different.  I vividly recall seeing a young teenage girl who had just moved here from Pakistan spinning in a circle with her chin tilted toward heaven as snow fell onto and around her.  She was laughing and had her hands cupped as she tried to catch the frozen precipitation. 

“It’s snow!  It’s snow!” she cried, the sheer excitement of her first experience with the white flakes that poured from grey clouds overtaking her normal reserve.

Don’t you love moments like that?  Times when a new experience causes wonderment and awe? 

Thanks Josie for sharing this great photo! 

When was the last time you saw or experienced something so new and different that it took your breath away?