"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)

Mobility Issues

Transporting festival paraphernalia to and from the temple.



Picture taken in Fort Cochin 

4 responses

  1. Toffeeapple

    Man power, almost totally lacking here.

    April 5, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    • Here, manpower is the cheapest option on the the menu. While this is India’s tragedy, it is probably the single fact which makes my life-style both luxurious and affordable.

      Am I exploiting third world poverty or, through the trickle-down economy, improving people’s lot?

      A bit of both, perhaps…

      April 5, 2012 at 9:43 pm

  2. I am fascinated with the very human dimension of your photos (and lifestyle?), and tend to think that you are preserving something very precious, though I can imagine the quandery. Allowing your own feet to be washed is not always a comfortable place to be.

    April 6, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    • I tend to think it’s me that’s being preserved – and pampered! Though, as you imply, one can get a little too precious about allowing your feet to be washed.

      Perhaps all we can do is be aware of how much is done for us; never take others’ help for granted; then try to show gracious appreciation..

      April 6, 2012 at 7:53 pm

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