Cambodia

New Year Offerings

Toul Tompong, Phnom Penh

It is quiet in Phnom Penh.

Most have left for their home province, or a Cambodian holiday spot to celebrate Khmer New Year.

But one old lady is quietly cleaning. Welcoming the New Year into her spic-and-span house.

Her offering is meticulously laid out. Everything is just so.

A transistor radio sits at the front of the table playing quietly.

She smiles at me and takes a stool and washes some dishes.

She looks content.

Happy New Year.

May the days and nights be good to you.

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