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The Fisherman

Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka, 2019

In the early morning, I stand on the dock, looking out to the horizon. My boat, my loyal companion, should arrive any moment to take me out to sea, a new day of fishing begins. The sea is calm, the waves gently breaking against the rocks. Seagulls circle above me, calling out their happiness.

I am a fisherman, it is my life, my profession. For generations, my family and I have practiced this ancient art of capturing hidden treasures beneath the waters. It is not an easy job, danger is always present with storms and waves that can rapidly follow each other. But for me, there is nothing more beautiful than feeling free once far from the coast, the wind pushing me in its whirlwind, sailing to meet fish and a new adventure.

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