Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.”  Paramahansa Yogananda

CHILDREN OF LAOS Image Art & Fine Art Photography by Jo Ann Tomaselli

This image was taken in a small village in Laos.

Poverty was evident in this childs’ filthy clothing and unwashed face but her eyes… her eyes glittered with shyness, trust & curiosity.

Fueled by a brilliance from the depths of her tiny soul, she was the light of my world the moment we met.


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17 thoughts on “CHILDREN OF LAOS

  1. Reblogged this on Simple Moments Blog and commented:
    There is something remarkable about this color portrait by photographer Jo Ann Tomaselli. I’m sure you have heard the phrase ” the eyes are the window to the soul “. However, with this simple moment you can feel these souls and these faces pull at your heartstring … Love. I have traveled may places with my cameras, and have noticed that in many countries where you find poverty the people have deep inside a sense of peace. When I come back to the USA, a nation of freedom and prosperity, you can see on the faces of many American’s how it seems like we carry the weight of the world on our shoulders. Here is a moment of encouragement to not worry, but to keep life simple.

    God chose you in Him … before the world began … to be full of Love.

    Nice work, Jo Ann, and thank you for your dedication to photography , story, and sharing with all humanity.


    • Thank you Frank for your most generous comments on my portrait work. Your astute observation of the connection to love & peace in the face of poverty is one we, in the ‘civilized’ world should all take note of. I have a dear friend who says “the more you have, the more you have to take care of.” I suppose for the many with so little, that leaves lots of time to care for the stuff of the heart & soul ~ may we all one day be so lucky!

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