My crippled & able boxer shorts seller. Dukan wala - Tamil Nadu, India.

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It was mid May and I wasn't prepared for Tamil inland summer.

Packing my backpack for India in December, I kept reminding myself not to cling to the natural instinct of packing winter clothes just because I'm cold.

But with all lightness, I still couldn't imagine the heat wave, along dust gusts sticking to sweaty skin.

The answer came one day, just like that: walking the market street.

This seller whom I may never know his name made an impression as his crippled hands and need to still earn for living didn't get him out of his humble ways and passionate service.

I didn't give him a break, treated him as a normal Indian seller, didn't pity him but bargained my price (not too hard though).

The blue striped boxers you can see next to him is the design I got only in lavender and tan for Rs. 35 (Rupees)

The relaxed pattern allows generous yoga asanas without challenging the crotch.

Today I first wore them as summer days hit California... and I was reminded of this lovely man... sending a you friendly hug.

In the story Dream weavers.

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