Smile Jamaica is a song by Bob Marley, which I really like. “Smile” is the topic for this week’s Photo Challenge.
The song is rather low-key. It sounds like a conversation between Bob (who is “feeling out, feeling down”) and someone who is telling him to smile, because he is in Jamaica:
Soulful town, soulful people:
Said, I see you’re having fun,
Dancin’ to the reggae rhythm,
Oh, island in the sun:
But Jamaicans are good at smiling. Jamaican smiles are the best. Here are a few that I have captured in the last few years…
There’s nothing like a hug to make you smile!
Not sure what the joke was, but smiles can connect people in the best way. Senator Pearnel Charles, Jr. (left) and dramatist Pierre Lemaire sharing amusement at a wonderful performance last year of Cervantes “Don Quixote” at the South Camp Rehabilitation Centre, with the wonderful support of the Spanish Embassy.
August Town, St. Andrew is not an easy place to live, although the community tries hard to create unity. These two young members of the football team managed a smile for me at a community meeting last year.
Smiles from four beautiful Jamaican feminists: (l-r) Mariama Williams, Joan Grant Cummings, Linnette Vassell and Judith Wedderburn.
This is one of those “Well, you pointed a camera at me so I had better smile” photos. Energy expert Gerald Lindo is my subject, here, at the Youth Climate Change Conference last October.
There were many smiles – and a lot of laughter – at the CVSS/United Way Volunteer Research Day launch last December.
Five-year-old Ajai sits on a bench made of entirely recycled materials at 360 Recycle. And smiles.