Friday, September 29, 2006

Watermaid


One economical way to buy drinking water here is in large five liter containers, but they are very difficult to pour from. We ended up spilling lots on the ground. I finally found a funnel at the open market. It’s made of tin and we bought it from the tinsmith who fashioned it, a blind man who asked the next vendor over how much change he should give us when we handed him a bill in payment. I always think of the Tin Man when I use it. And in this photo Ruth looks like Vermeer’s milkmaid.

2 comments:

Nathan said...

She looks somewhat like Vermeer's milkmaid, but much less agrarian and certainly far more beautiful. I do like the photo, though. If only her famous Harry could see her ;-)

Annette said...

Harry?