Happiness vs Circumstances

A small note about the connection between happiness and circumstances

Today I saw a photo folder while looking for a document on harddisks. I have made a documentary for an international tv network and the photo from its backstage. When I've made the documentary about the racist events against Romani people in Selendi, I've also tried to take photographs as many as possible. As always, the children were most affected by the adults' fight. The Romani people in Manisa are different from the other Romani communities. They don't speak a different language or don't have a particular talent for music. The majority of these people who work in agriculture had settled years ago. They don't have their land so they need to hire by other farm owners to harvest the products. The farm can be everywhere, and it means they can't live near their home, so they should stay on that farm. You can see the children of a Romani family who has gone to the harvest in the photo. They've gathered the tobacco of the adjacent fields and have stayed in the tent where they made by two sheets with heart design. You can be worried when you look at the family and their circumstances. Right? In fact, I have never seen such happy children in my life. During the whole day, I was with them; they were collecting tobacco on the field with their bare feet and running with laughter. After the shooting, "Heval! Take our photo!" they said, and they gave a soldier salute to me as you see them. 

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