Chance Meeting

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“Good morning.” I said to the woman by the road.

“Are you sure it’s a good morning?”

“Yes. Can I take your photograph?”

“Baka sumabog camera mo sa beauty ko!” (Your camera may explode from my beauty). She replied.

I promised to give her a print the very same day. I took a few pictures as she told me about her job (collecting recyclables) and how proud she was that she had a house to live in. From among her photos, she picked this one:

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Later that day, I delivered the print and she let me take a parting photo:

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She also was kind enough to share her name:

Julietta.

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