Oh, East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet,
Till Earth and Sky stand presently at God’s great Judgment Seat;
But there is neither East nor West, Border, nor Breed, nor Birth,
When two strong men stand face to face, though they come from the ends of the earth!
The Ballad of East and West – Rudyard Kipling, as seen from a hairdresser’s in Mawlamyine.
BURMA // NOVEMBER 2015