Thursday, April 7, 2011

beneath your feet

I took these pictures while traveling in India a few years ago. 

Every morning, women decorate the stoops of their houses and businesses with powdered chalk.

Every day, a new intricate design to beautify and bring luck to their streets.


  1. This brings tears to my eyes, Rebecca! It reminds me of when my son was just wee (about two) and we lived in Mahone Bay and we'd squat in the streets and make art on the sidewalk and leave love nots for strangers. Thank you for the reminder.

  2. What lovely thing to look at and think about! I'm glad you've drawn our gaze to this act of beautifying, which I hadn't known of before. I also love the way you end the video on the woman standing after finishing the work.

    Christine (Rachel agrees with me and says "HI!")