21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Bless Her

It's inspiring to see people in religiously orthodox cultures take time to delight in the beauty and joy of their surroundings. Engaging with the outside world's lights and colors may be a pleasant and uplifting experience, providing a balance between spiritual dedication and appreciation for the many and vibrant facets of life. It's a good reminder that spirituality and respect for the world around us don't have to be mutually incompatible, and that people may discover a meaningful connection between their religious beliefs and the beauty that surrounds them.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Pasay City, Philippines
Camera: OPPO Reno4
Copyright: © Lloyd Ericson Rodriguez