Children grow on trees at Boera by bobfoto

Children grow on trees at Boera

When discussing the virtues and dangers of chewing betelnut with grown-ups especially when the children are chewing it is hard not to sound all-preachy. Their simple and easy response is that the nut grows on a tree and is natural, and the other two components are also naturally acquired so its a good natural thing.

Disease in this country is rarely attributed to reality and the excuse of sorcery is still commonplace and used by all, including the well educated. People here don't die because they are chewing a carcinogenic cocktail on a daily basis since childhood, but they often will die because a sorcerer has inflicted someone with a terminal illness.

Apart from the buai and daka seen in this shot, we do have two very happy kids who climbed up high in the frangipani tree so that they could get a better view of the netball game.

Photo taken yesterday at Boera village.
Thanks for sharing with us your photos and I love to read the stories behind the image. It's like reading a book. I insist, you should write one :)
August 17th, 2014  
@lorenaavalos - Thanks Lorena and you're welcome.
August 17th, 2014  
This is a wonderful portrait
August 17th, 2014  
Nice work my friend
August 17th, 2014  
@swilde @agima - thanks guys, I'm finding some good smiles of late.
August 17th, 2014  
Must be the warm weather...
August 17th, 2014  
@agima - it is starting to warm up. It feels like the last of the Moresby cool evenings are behind us. Humidity is creeping up and the girls on the Netball court were sweating like a Nar Nar Goon.
August 17th, 2014  
awwwwwwwwww
August 17th, 2014  
August 17th, 2014  
Good shot
August 17th, 2014  
Wonderful shot!
August 18th, 2014  
@chris17 @stimuloog - Thank you Christine, thank you Marloes :)
August 18th, 2014  
superb play on words and shot!
August 18th, 2014  
@rockinrobyn - Thanks Robyn :)
August 19th, 2014  
Beautiful kids
November 15th, 2014  
@kjarn - yup.
November 15th, 2014  
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