Weekly photo challenge - juxtaposition
"A juxtaposition¬†is ‚Äúthe act of placing things side by side, especially for the purpose of comparison or contrast‚Äù ‚Äî as in these two shots. The first photo below shows the contrast between a young man grating coconut in the traditional method which dates back hundreds of years. The traditional grater is a long metal with a scraper at the end. He is sitting on the¬†long metal piece, with his hands¬†holding¬†the hard outer part of the coconut while he scrapes the hard white, inner part of the¬†coconut. You can see the grated coconut falling in the bucket and there are still¬†several cracked coconuts waiting to be grated. In this next picture there are two comparisons. The first contrast is¬†the¬†young man¬† with his grandmother who is in her¬† 90's and the second contrast is that he is on his modern-day cell phone while¬†she is ¬†grating the coconuts.¬†¬†There is the contrast of her white hair to his black braided hair, her sagged muscles compared to his youthfulness. I love¬†both photos.¬† I love the¬†intensity with¬†which each one is wrapped¬†up in their own world¬†within such a close proximity of space.¬†It is such an amazing contrast between the two worlds ‚Äì young and old; new technology and old¬†tradition. What¬†a great¬† juxtaposition! Love, Magdalene"