From the moment of birth every human being wants hapiness and wants to avoid suffering. In this we are all the same. -Dalai Lama
Jigme 8, Sonam 18 months
Jigme and Sonam are sisters whose nomadic family had just come down from the Himalayan highlands to their winter camp on the Changtang, or Tibetan Plateau, at an altitude of 16,500 feet. When I gave Jigme a Polaroid of herself she looked at it, squealed, and ran into her tent. It must have been the first time she had seen herself since her family did not own a mirror.
Photo by Phil Borges
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