This is the word which came straight to me after few days in Cambodia. I noticed these smiles surrounding me. Free and honest smiles. I was out of a touristic area and no one was after my money, they were sharing their happiness.
FORGIVE AND KEEP GOING ON
Cambodia is obviously not the poorest country in the world, they have at least access to food and water. Even if it's not easy
everyday, the people is just living a life made of simple things. So far from our western way of life.
But when you know about History, Cambodia has probably one of the most traumatic past. Exterminated, betrayed from inside. They had knew the horror characterized by the "Khmers Rouges", the death army who had flooded the country like a wave of poisoned blood on the behalf of a mad brain. But even after this hell, everything came back to life and Cambodians went back to their deep nature. Happiness and generosity against evil. Build a future on ruins of madness.
What a lesson I received from them. We, grumpy western people, should learn to think outside of our bubbles, our small problems and try to go back to smile.
WE ARE FAKERS
I thought about something funny when this trip ended. I remembered that we all have learnt to smile in front of a photographer. By saying "cheese" or any word depending the language which will open our faces with a fake morphologic tricks.
Learning to smile, isn't something weird?
It was a true pleasure to see all these curious children playing and laughing around. One of their favorite game was to pose for me and look at themselves on the screen of my camera.
A BETTER FUTURE
I want to see on these children a hope for a better future in Cambodia. It will come with education and a bit of help to let them building a wealthier and healthier country.
In a next story I will tell you about some increasing issues Cambodia has to face. For the moment, I hope you'll think to be happier every single day life is offering you.
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