Late at night, on an intercontinental flight across the Indian Ocean I awoke to see this pious old Jewish gentleman performing his silent prayer ritual. I am not religious, but I was somewhat mesmerised by his careful, discreet religious observance. In the middle of the night, with the droning of engine noise in my ears, it was a magical moment. I don’t know who this man is, but I thank him for a precious moment, which I felt I shared.


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  • madworld
    madworldover 3 years ago

    Nice work Chris and great words to go with it. Captured beautifully

  • Ilunia Felczer
    Ilunia Felczerover 3 years ago

    fantastic capture, thank you for sharing!!

  • Heps
    Hepsover 3 years ago

    It is true that a picture tells a thousand words…this is it! Wonderful picture with a warm heart! Bless you!

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