This is a photo of an elementary school boy. In the afternoons some students would come to my house, which was across from the school. In this photo this fourth grade boy is standing in front of my door, looking directly and probingly at me. The brilliant whites of his eyes against his dark skin makes for a striking contrast. The gentle parting of his lips makes him seem ready to speak some ancient wisdom. He holds himself so erect, the bearing of his head seems regal, and I envision him as the great great great grandson of an African prince.