A firm resolve

It is from our dreams that the future is wrought

Retrato de grupo Barranco, Lima, Perú
Group portrait          Barranco, Lima, Perú

“Ordinarily I would agree with you and wholeheartedly. However, on this occasion, allow me to say that Camila is many years ahead not only of her classmates, but of all the children I have had the pleasure and privilege of teaching. Please believe me, I have learned to consider Camila’s opinions very seriously.”

Sombreros Barranco, Lima, Perú
Sombreros           Barranco, Lima, Perú

At this point, she thoughtfully considered his remarks. For sure, she had always considered Camila as a special child. But until this moment, she had assumed that was only a mother’s predilection and nothing more.

Coronando a la niña Barranco, Lima, Perú
Crowning the girl           Barranco, Lima, Perú

Never less, she reflected, it was a fact that Camila had, since she was so very young, taken on more than her share of the responsibilities of a grownup, as far as the farm was concerned, as well as her schoolwork. Her considerations were interrupted by the teacher’s gentle voice.

Niña y sombrero Barranco, Lima, Perú
Girl and sombrero            Barranco, Lima, Perú


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