It’s 2 am in the morning and I’ve just given the dog, Lucy a final walk of the day. In the shadows I noticed a mother and daughter, covered with shawls, scarves and carrying bags.Waiting tentatively for me to pass. Once I and the dog had passed by they continued on their journey.
Who are they? what are they doing?
As they continue to walk through the area I can hear the wild street dogs kicking off. I guess that they are poor people just travelling through. It must be quite scary and daunting with barking dogs at most corners and now I’m back at home I hear the whistles in the distance of the policeman on their beat.
What must their life be like?
It makes me stop and reflect for a moment and think about those poor people and what I assume are very different and difficult lives.
I might live in India but as you might expect, in a middle class lifestyle and quite detached from the experience of many very poor people.
I recognise how important it is for me to not lose sight of the difficulties that people face and somehow to connect.