"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)

Father And Son

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A matter of trust.


Picture taken at my local barber in Fort Cochin

6 responses

  1. S. Etole

    What a moving photo and song. A good reminder to “come as a child.”

    December 1, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    • I was a little worried lest the toddler suddenly moved and the barber’s cut-throat razor drew blood… But this seemed a well-practised occurrence, and all was well.

      December 1, 2012 at 9:14 pm

  2. Toffeeapple

    I should have been nervous about the child moving too, but everyone looks very relaxed.

    December 2, 2012 at 12:49 am

    • I was even more anxious when it was time for the little boy’s haircut – and the razor was used to tidy up the back of his neck!

      December 2, 2012 at 8:37 am

      • Toffeeapple

        Crikey, I assume that it all went well.

        December 3, 2012 at 12:46 am

        • I have to admit it was terrifying to watch, though everyone else seemed to find it commonplace.

          As far as I can remember, the barbers in England didn’t use a naked blade to shave my neck until well into adolescence. And I would have never allowed them anywhere near my young sons with a cut-throat razor!

          December 3, 2012 at 10:13 am

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