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Mud Day 2011

posted Aug 28, 2011, 5:05 AM by Einar Olav Carlsen   [ updated Aug 28, 2011, 5:16 AM ]
Moods of Mud
Mud has always been a part and parcel of farmers’ life in Nepal, as they always say, that in monsoon if you sow a palm that will reap sacks in winter.

Since the beginning of Mud Day in 2009 with the abandoned children in Panchkhal, it has not just been a joyous but also an educational ride. These children had fun splashing and throwing mud at each other but moreover learnt a lot about Mother Nature.

This year’s Mud Day was inspiring for many, including me. While playing in the mud with my friend Diwas, an 8 year old boy, who has been raised at the Home, I found myself a little wiser.

When I asked, “Why do you like Mud so much?” he put a handful of mud on my face and said “it doesn’t bounce back.”

“What do you mean bounce back?” I asked again. He explained very innocently that mud is smooth and it dilutes with you in a very soft way.

Mud is like a child, it never hurts you directly. It is a child's best friend. It doesn’t discriminate. It is soft and can be molded into anything they won’t. It blends with you, at any moment, in good and bad times. If you can create your life like my friend Diwas said, it could be a wonderful experience to life.

Experiencing all the wisdom, I have created a theme with the help of my photographer friend Prashit- Moods of mud.

Please download attachment below.
Einar Olav Carlsen,
Aug 28, 2011, 5:08 AM