A girl dances near plumes of smoke from fires of coal scavenged by her family in the New Colony village in Jharkand, India, on Jan. 7. (Kevin Frayer/Associated Press) #
I can relate to this little girl, finding happiness in dire circumstances, and I feel a bond with her that is hard to explain. It is as if I know her. No matter she is way over in India and I am in Nebraska in the US. She is a little girl and I am an older woman. We are connected.