"If only faces could talk." ~ Pat Summerall....This face could probably tell you a story of life on the northern plateau of Orissa (Odisha) where survival is largely through subsistence farming and manual labour. Where they can be cut off by the river during the monsoon season for weeks or months at a time. Where phones don't work unless you climb a nearby hill. Where many of the older children leave to attend school several hours away. But the face could also show a community working with him - perhaps 4-5 men on the same task, as others built a house nearby, a teacher worked hard in the school to educate the younger kids (and was not always paid) and women washed clothes diligently in the river and sent school kids off in spotless uniforms. The face could also tell you of the largely pristine nature of the surroundings free of rubbish and plastic. Of well tended animals who grazed in the fields and houses that were spotless. There's a lot to see in the lines of one face......#igtravel #lonelyplanet #lonelyplanetindia #India #Orissa #Odisha #portrait #grain #farming #agriculture #lonelyolanettraveller #guardiantravelsnaps #bbctravel #betheadventure #traveltheworld #wanderlust #worldtraveller #instatravel #traveleverywhere #visitedplanet #exploretheworld #fromwhereyoudratherbe #beyourbucketlist #opentheworld #travelphotography #wonderful_places #travelpic - from Instagram

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