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Guatemala Boy with Heavy Load

2009-01-04 03:05:00

Guatemala Boy with Heavy Load
The Mayan people are more than willing to do work, the photos below shows a small boy doing a mans size job. I do not feel sorry for this boy in the least, I feel proud, it is a good day in my life when I see a boy doing a job that needs done.

Panajachel, Lago Atitlan, Guatemala
Sunday, January 4, 2009
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The boy needs to first pick up a bundle and place it on the top.

He turns around, puts his back up against the bag, grabs it behind his head, and then shifts the weight forward to change the balance.

Then he quickly scoots into the building, unloads and returns with no hesitation.

This reminds me of going to the farm bureau at age 16-17 to get a load of cattle feed. The first time I tried to move a bag, I said to myself, “this is impossible.” However, with any good work, we accommodate the job, we learn the task, and I became a man.

Guatemala Boy with Heavy Load