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Faces: Women and Children of Africa (8)


I came across this photo of this elderly woman and I instantly fell in love with it. I stared at it for a couple of minutes as my mind saluted her.

She’s beautiful. The lines crossing her face are lines of wisdom, lines of beauty, lines of life.

I admire elderly women. I think what I can gather from them by spending just one day with them is much more than I can ever gather from spending 1 year with a young person. It’s the depth of their experiences, the depth of their wisdom, the depth of their maturity.

“Those who respect the elderly pave their own road toward success.” – (African proverb)



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Maryanne Waweru-Wanyama is a Kenyan mum raising her two sons in Nairobi. A journalist, Maryanne is passionate about telling stories and hopes that through her writing, her readers learn something new, feel encouraged, inspired, and appreciative of what they have in their lives. Maryanne's writing focuses on motherhood, women and lifestyle. "Telling stories is the only thing I know how to do," she says.


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