It is easy to misunderstand those who are different than ourselves, but contrast and variety do make life interesting. Our region has a large Old Order Mennonite population. These modest, peace loving and hardworking people travel by horse and buggy and live in homes without modern conveniences such as electricity and telephone. My father took this great photo when he was visiting our area. It was a moment of contrast caught through the windshield of our moving car. The drivers of both vehicles in the picture were involved in their business of the day, a culture apart.
Each summer, our city hosts a weekend multicultural festival. It is a great opportunity to taste food from around the world and to enjoy music and dance from other countries. This photo was taken at the fresh lemonade stand, the modestly dressed young woman serving the woman in more standard North American summer attire. Despite the differences among the people in the park that afternoon, there was a sense of community and sharing that would be wonderful to see around the world.