Grapes From The Heart

Mar 4, 2005

On one of our silent mini-pilgrimage-esque walks, we ran into a fruit vendor family that was decorating their watermelon van, in front of their small house. In our brief interaction, we tried to make their day in every way possible. Guri takes this photo:

For this family of five, Rs. 100 ($2) was the daily income. At the end of our interaction, the mom offers us a bunch of fresh grapes. When we tried to offer money, they quickly pushed our hand aside: "Sir, this is from our hearts. No money can come in between."

A bit later, a few kids came up to us begging for food; we fed them those grapes from the heart.

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