Smart phones and donkey carts

Market day, Kuqa, Xinjiang Autonomous Region, The People's Republic of China
I live in a world
Of smartphones and donkey carts
Of poverty I have known
And poverty I cannot imagine
Of wealth I have known
And wealth I cannot fathom

The range over which we experience
The human condition
Knows no apparent bounds
Nor rhyme, nor reason
But I am often reminded
Of the extent of my privilege

Which is profound

Market day
Riverbed staging area
Xinjiang Autonomous Region, The People’s Republic of China

Taken during travels, 1998