🇲🇲 Mitch decided to go native and live in a Myanmar village. He is probably still drying rice as we speak! 🙃 Jk but during our trek, we really got to see the simplicity village life. In the village we stayed in, they only had one shower and two toilets for everyone in the village. Hospitals were far away and schools put four grades into a single-room building. After grade four, boys would go to the monestary and girls would help the parents. .
As adults, most were farmers. But occasionally we'd see people weaving bamboo baskets and constructing bamboo homes. Building a bamboo house is part of a dowry when a man asks parents for their daughter's hand in marriage. The younger generation might blast music as they work!
I've heard of the simple life but normally I pass by it transit. This was the first time I slowed down enough to witness this lifestyle and found it humbling. It makes me realize that I can live with a whole lot less than what the modern world thinks we should live with. It also makes me grateful that I do have access to health care, education, choice of profession, and choice of who I marry.
Miros fructe și gălbenușuri acoperite de zahar, când
In sat pescarii se întind în bărci la umbra
Pisicile mustacesc pe sub mesele pe care se zbat crustacee
se clatină pe ritmurile vântului pești uscati, caracatiță intinsa într-un zâmbet schimonosit