The Flower Lady
Rollins School of Public Health
During the spring break of 2019, I went to Guatemala on a medical mission trip. On our first day in the market town of
Chichicastenango, I witnessed this woman gazing at us from a sea of flowers. Her camouflage umbrella shielded her from the sun. I asked her in my broken Spanish if I could take her photo, and she nodded solemnly to me.