I took this photo earlier this month from the backseat of an SUV in South Africa.
The sun was low in the sky and I loved how it made the man look against the blue-gray Drakensberg mountains and dusty, red clay road.
I had the pleasure of meeting him a few moments later.
He will never know how much he touched my life.
I will never forget him or everything he taught me with the words he didn’t speak.
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”
― Mark Twain, Mark Twain: The Innocents Abroad/Roughing It