"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)

Sunday’s Child

But the child that is born on the Sabbath Day
Is bonny and blithe and good and gay.


Monday’s child is fair of face,
Tuesday’s child is full of grace,
Wednesday’s child is full of woe,
Thursday’s child has far to go,
Friday’s child is loving and giving,
Saturday’s child works hard for a living,
But the child that is born on the Sabbath day
Is bonny and blithe and good and gay.

Monday’s Child..”, an old English Nursery Rhyme, was first recorded in 1838.

Pictures taken by the Fort Cochin jetty, in Ernakulam.

4 responses

  1. What a wonderful series of photos you have here. Each one tells its own story.

    August 28, 2011 at 8:30 am

    • Thanks, Glynn. It was an interesting challenge: I started the series having no idea where I would find suitable subjects for each day’s “child”. But India always provides heart-melting scenes..

      August 28, 2011 at 9:01 am

  2. Toffeeapple

    I haven’t commented earlier because this has been a very emotional series, touching me in ways that were unexpected. Beautifully shot and presented. I saw the last quarter of a programme last week called ‘India on Four Wheels’ I’m not sure of all the content but was struck when one of the presenters came upon an elderly couple sitting at the side of a river. They had, literally, nothing other than the clothes that they were wearing. The home that they had built of mud bricks had been swept away by the river as had their farm. They had no money and no food or any way of getting any. So very, very sad.

    August 28, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    • Some of the scenes I encounter make me wonder at human endurance and the will to survive..
      But such hardships sit alongside young people’s hope and their sense of optimism. It is often the elderly who look defeated.

      August 28, 2011 at 5:09 pm

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