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  • I remember this picture from 1987. She was carrying bricks from stack on one edge of the road to the wall being constructed on the other side. Poise is essential to this task. No slouching allowed. It was amazing to see how she would bend at her knees - so that the bricks could be loaded and then check for traffic without moving her head, but merely with a quick glance of her eyes.

    Back and forth.

    I stood taking pictures.

    Each time she went back for more she cast a glance my way. Finally on one of her trips back she looked directly at me and said indignantly, "Instead of standing around taking pictures, why don't you help me?".

    I wish I had.
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