Dark Times by Julian Ray
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Dark Times

June 26, 2021

Over the years I have come to know an almost universal sound here. That sound is of laughter. Children, mothers, workers, old men, everywhere I go in Myanmar that sound is part of the background sounds that are ever present. More so than any other country I have known, the sound of laughter has become synonymous with this place in my mind.
Then came this year.
But I know that nothing can keep that sound away… for long. Not here.
“Sadness flies away on the wings of time.”
— Jean de La Fontaine

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Chris Jablonski's picture

A haunting portrait, Julian. I'm so sorry it reflects the mood in your country. To better times ahead!