Sister Roslyn by bobfoto

Sister Roslyn

Of course I got a photo of Sister Roslyn! She didn't keep still though and shuffled around in her thongs (footware Americans, check her feet!).

Our night with the Sister in the mission was such a fun experience, as a grown up man, I felt like I was back in school again on camp without a torch (flashlight). The simple fact that high up in the mountains behind Madang, stands such an amazing building with wonderful hosts is amazeballs! Even some of the expensive hotels in PNG could learn a lesson about hospitality from the Catholics. It's not about how wide the teev is, or how many channels are pumped in by cable, or how free the free Martinis are (actually, the free Martinis at Airways is kinda nice) but its all about shelter, and warmth and care, and smiling, and saying a quiet prayer before dinner... I mean, I need all the prayers I can get, so if Sister Roslyn wants to wish me good health and safe travels then sure, I'll resist from eating for a few seconds longer. Its all good.

We should have given her some chocolate...

Photo taken 14 November 2008
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November 29th, 2012  
Beautiful shot and a great experience which you recounted. These people give up so much of their life to help others, and this with a smile.
November 29th, 2012  
such an expressive face :)
November 29th, 2012  
Very simple and as if time stands still....though ewe all know better.
November 29th, 2012  
Or maybe she is off to work?
November 29th, 2012  
lovely to see the photo of the good lady, however, yesterday you told me "wait until tomorrow's chapter" in relation to the desire to throttle Ken - is that yet to come, or did you change your mind on that tale?
November 29th, 2012  
Again lovely portrait Jason and a lovely scene within this photo
November 29th, 2012  
Oh, wonderful! She looks like she is trying to be serious but can't help the smile.
November 29th, 2012  
This american is old enough to still think of thongs as shoes instead of what they later became known for which I am sure is a direct result of how the thong looked on the foot in the first place!

Great shot of Sister Roslyn. I like the contrast with the jungle in the background. Beautiful color and great composition, Jason!
November 29th, 2012  
I see why you remember this experience fondly. The hospitality shows in her expression.
November 29th, 2012  
What an admirable lady
November 29th, 2012  
Great, great story and portrait photo!
November 29th, 2012  
@houdiniem - thanks.

@sangwann - Indeed they do Dione.

@doodlerdeb - I think that even if she had appeared without her habit, she would have come across as being a good person.

@angelamartel - She was always working.

@lbmcshutter - yeah once I started saying nice things about Sister Roslyn, I didn't want to spoil it with Ken... so I might post that now.

@gerry - Thanks Gerry!

@archaeofrog - I think you are spot on.

@grammyn - Thanks Katy, I think Sister Roslyn created the composition, she really couldn't stand still!

@rvwalker - Thanks Ross. I felt at ease in her care.

@tthompsonca - I don't have much to do with the church, but spending the time with Sister Roslyn, I kinda got the idea why a bright intelligent, wonderful person like she was, would give up her traditional past and potentially modern future to dedicate herself to God. It was obvious that her beliefs and her convictions were what drove her.

@swguevin - Thanks Sheila :)
November 29th, 2012  
this is such a sweet portrait! :)
November 29th, 2012  
@agentzuckerguss - Thanks :)
November 29th, 2012  
I am smiling a great big cheesy grin smile.. :D Love love love this.. Favd
November 29th, 2012  
Beautiful shot. Sweet too.
November 30th, 2012  
@michelleyoung - Thanks Michelle, always happy to offer a smile and brevity.

@daisy - Thanks Kathryn :)
November 30th, 2012  
Its great to see the wonderful Sister Roslyn.
November 30th, 2012  
@kjarn - Sure is!
November 30th, 2012  
Love her bashful smile! Love makes the world a better place for sure. I'm rather glad Ken stayed with family and left her in peace... :)
November 30th, 2012  
@filsie65 - he waited to hassle the Catholic brothers....
November 30th, 2012  
What a beautiful woman inside and out. Love your comment about thongs. I grew up calling those footwear thongs and have since had to change my vocab. :)
November 30th, 2012  
@geocacheking - C'mon Mr T! Say it loud, say it proud! Keep calling them Thongs! (or double pluggers)
November 30th, 2012  
@bobfoto LOL THONGS!!!!!!! :)
November 30th, 2012  
@geocacheking - that's the way! THONGOS!
November 30th, 2012  
she sounds very sweet and i love the expression you have captured on her face while taking the photo. Gorgeous colors. beautifu shot.
December 6th, 2012  
@kdimagery - yeah she wanted to smile, but had to remain serious too!
December 6th, 2012  
a nearly smile :) (jandles ;P )
December 16th, 2012  
@palusami - jandles... yeah sure bro'
December 16th, 2012  
I love her expression... and her fidgeting.
December 30th, 2012  
@hellcat - Oh Sister Roslyn was a highlight of my time in PNG!
December 30th, 2012  
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