MORNINGS IN ORANGE

Laos

There is a sort of grace in gestures, movements, sounds and colors which animate the mornings in Buddhist Monasteries for young monks in Laos. Every day young men wake up very early. They get prepared for a new day,  wearing their traditional dresses that have been hung out  to the sun to be painted by  its orange rays. After  a frugal meal, they clean up meticulously their home, then, they  are ready to go to school and do their duty. In silence they know what to do. They already know the simple rules of the Monastery while the warm color of the sun  seems to accompany every moment of this tender wake up.