98 year old dobri dobrev, a man who lost his hearing in the second world war, walks 10 kilometers from his village in his homemade clothes and leather shoes to the city of sofia, where he spends the day begging for money.
though a well recognized fixture around several of the city’s chruches, known for his prostrations of thanks to all donors, it was only recently discovered that he has donated every penny he has collected — over 40,000 euros — towards the restoration of decaying bulgarian monasteries and churches and the utility bills of orphanages, living entirely off his monthly state pension of 80 euros and the kindness of others.
James took his hippo and blanket outside and layed down next to the lavender patch. I asked him what he was doing and he said he’s sleeping.
Then it was onto the playground just because.
Fun on the tractor at the local veggie farm today.
Painting handprints today.
I just found him like this. I guess he needed a napping buddy.
My two dogs all cozied up together.