An elderly Tajik man stands in his home in front of a carpet hanging on a wall in Gharm, Tajikistan on July 15, 2011. Locally he is affectionately known as Darvesh. Darvesh means humble in Tajik. It is the nickname of this man. He doesn't have a proper job. Instead people give him money for the poetry and short stories he writes about people's lives. He also helps families in times of need such as after the death of a loved one. In contrast to the prevailing local culture, he is frank, open, and straight, in his words.