Smiles That Speak a Universal Language

Category: Spontaneous Moments


Photo and caption by Don Perlyn

There are hundreds of languages in the world, but a smile speaks them all.” These orphan novice boys at monastery in Bagan, Myamar were overjoyed to receive and look at the children’s book that my wife wrote. I gave a book to one boy who showed it to another and, before I knew it, the boys were gathering and hanging over each other to get a glimpse of the illustrations that told the story. Their delight and expressions of joy are captured in this spontaneous moment!

Location: Bagan, Myanmar


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