There is a woman who sits quietly near the street corner by the International school. I walk by her almost every day and often catch her knitting or embroidering, mostly likely during her work break. When I took her photograph, she was embarrassed and turned away, saying, “Wo hen chou.” I’m very ugly.
I think she’s beautiful and I wish I knew her story. Perhaps some day she’ll share it with me. In the meantime, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and this is one of my favorite photographs that I’ve taken in Shanghai.