Honey Makes You Happy

I did a deal with this old grey gentleman who was selling honey on the streets of Ubud in Bali, Indonesia. Even though we spoke to each other, we could not understand a word the other was saying. By using facial expressions and elaborate hand movements, the gentleman soon understood that I would buy a bottle of honey if he let me take his picture. As if he had been instructed, he sat up and gazed straight down the barrel of my camera. I let the camera do the talking. I then handed him a substantial crisp rupiah note. He handed me the honey, but I gave it back. I gently touched his shoulder and continued on my merry way. I looked back and saw that he was still looking at the money I’d given him. Hooray.