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What does it mean to be a world nomad?

FRANCE | Tuesday, 6 July 2010 | Views [2501]

The eastern edge of the Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris is often a photographers gallery organised by the city along some theme or other. As it happens, the theme to day was on Nomads. Real Nomads of the world and their culture.

We've often struggled to define to ourselves what we think a world nomad actually is, but this quote from this particular photographer seemed to capture the essence rather well:

"Living a solitary life, the nomad always receives a guest with a hearty welcome. A guest narrating his journey in detail is a useful source of information. Listening is one of nomads' biggest pleasures. Hospitality is unconditionally granted. It is a duty and a natural attitude of the people, who, living secluded in harsh environments, are well aware that mutual aid and sharing are unavoidable. Everywhere we have been, we noted this: the nomad who has hardly anything, is the one who gives the most."

Tags: ethinic, lives, nomad, paris, philosophy, world

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