"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

Morning Shadow



We often speak of evening shadows.

But with the coming of dawn, our attention seems held only by the new light.

Is there an innate reluctance to focus on what departs?

A preoccupation with what takes its place?

Perhaps it is the contrast which captures our attention.

Morning shadow

maybe an illusion


We perceive merely an absence of the light;

the last trace of night’s darkness.


4 responses

  1. Lucille

    No morning shadows here. Back to unremitting grey for the Whitsun holiday. What time is dawn for you?
    I love the classy calligraphy above. Thank you for the breakfast recipes. A little slow to load yesterday so will look again today.

    May 31, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    • Dawn breaks between 6:00 and 6:30 – and sunset is a consistent 12 hours later.

      Pleased you find the breakfast items interesting. I have no idea why I am attracted by the recipes but have no interest in cooking. Even to me, it seems faintly perverse!

      Bishop’s house certainly has the smartest “Stick no bills” signs in Cochin. What particularly fascinates me are some of the large advertisement posters along the road sides. They initially appear to be printed but on closer inspection, many are hand painted.

      May 31, 2010 at 12:51 pm

  2. Lucille

    I haven’t got an Idiappam maker. I wonder if it is a bit like a potato ricer. It might have to be egg roast instead. I love watermelon, but the ones in the shop are a little insipid still. Not sweet enough to bother pressing.

    June 1, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    • My idiappam maker is called Dalila. I must ask her which of the weird metal appliances in the kitchen is an idiappam maker. I will send you a picture of it, once I have identified the contraption.
      The watermelons here are so sweet and bursting with flavour.

      June 1, 2010 at 7:55 pm

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