Smiling in the face of big odds

Rotterdam, The Netherlands. July 2015. If only one could be a fly on the wall in some people’s lives, one would appreciate more what private battles some have overcome. One would marvel more at them who continue to smile in spite of what they’ve been through. This guy, Frank, told a short story of his life in the past 5 years. It is a tear-inducing story of an emotional roller-coaster, automobile accidents, family betrayal and learning to let go of loved ones. But it is also a story of determination in the face of all odds. Only those who have fallen into the deepest of valleys can appreciate what it means to stand atop the mountain again. When you are nearing the top of the mountain again like he is now, who can begrudge the wide smile of this true African (Nigerian) warrior on the streets of Rotterdam.
African in Rotterdam