Wednesday, April 21, 2010

a long commute

A new service has arrived by way of roving vegetable women.   Each day they walk 9km to our village, make house calls to sell greens and peanuts until their baskets are empty, then wander home again.   

Mumma Fena is 56 years old and strides with a spring in her step.  On a good day she can make 50,000rps (A$6), and get her quota of exercise, social interaction and fresh air.   I am quite sure she is not concerned by the rate of the Indonesian rupiah on the world market, the price of Air Asia tickets or whether her shirt matches her thongs.  If she has rice, she has life.

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