Kids learn early on about the festivals, rituals and dances, and this little guy was really fascinated with the dancing monks. The masks, and colors of their costumes no doubt attracted him. He stood for the longest while just watching, and here, he shifted his position just slightly as if he was about to lift his leg, too, but he never did. But the moment was still worth recording!

Out of hundreds of images of dancing monks, this is one of my favorites because of the little boy. It’s ironic that he’s dressed in western style clothing – will he one day become a dancer, or will he move into a different realm, as times change there? Hard to know.