"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)

The Plea

For hope…

And charity.


Picture taken by the entrance of the Jambukeswarar Temple, Trichy, Tamil Nadu.


4 responses

  1. Toffeeapple

    How moving.

    May 29, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    • He bore the air of noble tragedy: a victim of meaningless suffering. The result of poorly controlled diabetes, I suspect…

      May 29, 2011 at 6:25 pm

  2. This folds my heart …

    “Such as I have, I give …”

    May 29, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    • There are so many beggars in India. Some professional, maimed at birth by “beggar masters”, but many the the victims of illness, old-age or destitution.

      May 29, 2011 at 9:24 pm

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