Mae Chaem, Chiang Mai, Thailand
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Basket-weaving grandpa
During time in a rural village in Northern Thailand, spending four days as a part of this family put into perspective the gift of simplicity and independence. Living off everything in the backyard and collectively relying on other villagers to embodies the meaning of community. This gentle, weathered, tattooed man shared with us his story -- translated by our Thai friends we were told his heart stop beating one day and he was magically brought back to life. Now alive and well, he makes baskets and rests in his hammock.
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