Litha: Wise at Three

Category: Spontaneous Moments

 

Photo and caption by LB Viebranz

I was a month out of high school and working in a makeshift community health center in a township outside of Cape Town. Three year old Litha would appear on a daily basis in the green shipping container that was our "office." This day I found her in the doorway, watching the locals and volunteers pour over health forms and patient diagnoses. She stood pensively, observing for a long time before running off to join her friends who were playing soccer in the street. I realized what seemed so intense and foreign to me was Litha's every day routine.

Location: The Green Container, Imizamo Yethu, Cape Town, South Africa

 

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