Children of Papua 8

Jessie T. Ponce Photography

Jessie T. Ponce PhotographyMost of the village kids were either following us around the village or just horsing around but she didn’t seem to notice or care about the excitement.  She emerged from the grove of trees across the field, approached and silently passed us with a steady stride without acknowledging anyone, then disappeared into a cluster of houses.  Hanging on her back through a strap that slung on her head was some piece of tree bark.  Whatever that piece of bush material meant, it must be important because her face showed extreme focus and determination to bring it home.