This image has a lot of personal meaning for me. She was riding her
bicycle home from school and as I lifted my camera she slowed down
and smiled to give me a good shot. I waved to her and began to walk away.
Just then, she said in near perfect English "May I ask you a question?"
She asked me where I was from and I asked her how she learned to
speak English so well. She told me that she goes to a special school
where many of her classes are taught entirely in English. She and I
spoke for three or four minutes. She is 15 years old. I wish I had her
e-mail address to send her the image. Our little conversation was one
of the small daily events that make personal travel such a pleasure.