Jo & Fayaz

Fayaz asked Jo to marry him after they’d spent just one week in the same place. Here’s how that worked out. This story is the second installment in our Summer of Love series, but as it unfolds it becomes about more than just love.

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Fayaz, Jo and Moona

Lea interviewing Jo and Fayaz 

Fayaz with Lea's son, Oliver

Lea's son Oliver with Jo and Fayaz's son Shayann

Lea with her son Oliver in India 

Cow eating out of the dumpster 

Buddhist monks in the modern world

Jo and Fayaz's sons Shayann (left) and Junaid


Lea Thau