(Leica X1)It has taken me almost a decade to get in the habit of seeing things like from the perspective through the viewfinder on a camera. Probably an usual person would not have found this scene worthy of a photo. Practice at least makes a habit.
The biggest role of parents is probably being the power plant for their children who, however old they have grown to, in the low tides, know where to turn to for a recharge. On those occasions, the parents, like this mother, will let the child's doing nothing when she has nothing to do about that something be untroubled in the depth of peace like the dusk falling on a valley when the world becomes calm and quiet, leaving only the tree leaves ruffling in the gentle breeze.
I believe that there are many a man, who could have never in his best days enjoyed life, and yet he had a happy heart loaded with the might to fight the battles in life, and hardship squeegeed sweat on his tanned face. And I believe there have been plenty of young men, of humble backgrounds and ordinary looks, who once felt quite sure that they could live a life less insignificant than the present, and yet have found themselves in middle life incurious of the future, settled with a marginal existence which wrinkles their face even more intensely. I dare say they are the veriest soldiers who take on life battles barehanded and are worthy of our salutes.