"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)

A Maiden’s Prayer



Picture of Robin’s mother in prayer on Christmas evening, before the party festivities begin.

6 responses

  1. One of your best …

    December 28, 2011 at 8:12 am

    • She is a gentle woman of great kindness and devotion. Love and inner peace just shine out from her..

      December 28, 2011 at 8:59 am

  2. Toffeeapple

    How sweet, she looks very gentle.

    December 28, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    • She’s an angel!
      This was the third consecutive Christmas I’ve been fortunate enough to spend with Robin’s family. I am very careful not to hint, ask or assume that I’ll be a regular invitee, but his mother always treats me as a valued family friend and guest of honour. It is honestly quite humbling..
      The canoe trip was something I have done once before with Robin’s brothers and nephews, but adding it to the Christmas celebrations was an act of pure genius!

      December 28, 2011 at 6:59 pm

  3. Toffeeapple

    Then you are blessed in many ways.

    December 29, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    • Yes, you’re right. But if I’m honest the whole of my time in India has been a blessing beyond compare..

      December 29, 2011 at 7:37 pm

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