I’m eating at a food cart in quiet Koh Kong and there’s this homeless – maybe crazy – street guy sitting on the pavement alone, staring vacantly but smiling to the sky.
And then, he stares at the food vendor’s stall; a flash of guilt and generosity strikes me and before I can think about it – I’m buying him a meal.
It just seemed right.
And I ask: Who you’ve done the same?
Afterall, it’s easy to ignore those you past in the street, especially when there’s so many (like in India).
And usually, I’d do the same; just walk on.
But on this occasion in the tranquil vibes of Koh Kong on coastal Cambodia, I had time to reflect, rather than hurry my day.
It seemed the thing to do.
Yet, did it make a difference to the world?
Well, it did, make someone happy for an hour.
And, I too, felt good about it.
Travels in Cambodia – 2012
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