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BOXES beyond borders

To Know People Outside

Yen Phuong Nguyen Thi
Vietnam 1997

If I shut the lid tight, can anyone know for sure what it is in the box?  The outside of the box is decorated attractively as a person intentionally embellishes their appearance to conceal their inner life.  The ancient Vietnamese had a saying, “It is easy to know a man from his appearance, but difficult to recognize his thinking.”