Baccē – Hindi – The Kids

Mountain_family01       Last week my friend Sonia from Serbia, and I met these children while hiking near Rishikesh. Their family lived simply, seemingly the only family atop this steep mountainside. The eldest daughter smiled widely at us and spoke shyly, but the younger two, who, along with their mother seemed more Nepalese than Indian, would not break their pensive glare. The word stoic reverberated in my head as Sonia talked to them in her warm way, trying to draw laughter from their pursed lips.