Saturday, May 12, 2007
Life on a Tea Plantation
I was very touched by the lives of the women of Sri Lanka as described by my sister on her recent trip to tea plantations there. This Mother's Day week-end, I thought it fitting to share with readers about the daily lives of these incredible women. In Sri Lanka, only women pick tea leaves, as they are considered flexible enough in movement to pick delicate leaves and men are not. This means that these women not only work long hours in the tea groves, but come home to be mother's, wives, and caretakers of their families. Life is simple, and thus difficult for these women as compared to American standards. Yet these beautiful women work, create, nurture, bless those around them.