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Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo (Coptic) Nun
19-OCT-2008 Pablo Yaez

Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo (Coptic) Nun

Skyline Drive, Shenandoah National Park, VA

While standing in line for a cup of hot chocolate for my very cold son while on our drive along Skyline drive, among the buzzing crowds of DC'ers out for the weekend, this very interesting, and still woman caught and held my eye. I spoke to her son (maybe just a relative, not sure) who told me a little bit about her. She is an Ethiopian Orthodox nun visiting the US for the first time. Not sure what being a nun in the old Orthodox Church (an oriental christian religion) entails, but this woman exuded an amazing inner peace.

She was apparently amazed by the trees. Not sure, but to see the amazing Fall foliage in Appalachia after living a long life in dry Ethiopia must border on a religious experience.

The restaurant was very dark, and unfortunately, this was the best I could do given the light.

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Yared T Belay 05-Jan-2014 17:19
Hi Pablo, that lady is my grand-mother. It is a awesome capture and you must be a professional photographer. Indeed, she is a woman with lots of wisdom and from a rich culture and history as old as 3000 years. The guy you talked to is her son Samy and you met her during her brief stay in US to visit her children and grand-children. Cheers, Yared