"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)

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Arcs And Angles

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Imperfect symmetries

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Picture taken in Hospet, Karnataka


A Determined Perch

“Perch”
Its definitions include
An elevated place for resting or sitting:
A position that is secure, advantageous, or prominent.
 Derived from Middle English perche, from Old French, from Latin pertica: stick, pole
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Elevated and prominent?
Certainly.

Advantageous?
Perhaps.

Secure?

Determinedly so!
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Arriving In Style

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Pictures taken at the Mattancherry Jetty, Cochin.


Heavenly Vaults

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The vaulted roof of Truro Cathedral, Cornwall.

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A Fine Balance

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One of the many delights of life in India is that you never know what’s around the corner.
In this case, just around the corner from my home, where a small drama was unfolding. 

Here one can expect the unexpected…

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I shall return to an account of my travels tomorrow.
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A Fine Balance

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Peace, I am reliably informed, lies in the moment,

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Not in the past:

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Nor in fantasies and fears for the future.

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“..Detaching end from act, with act content, the world of sense can no more stain his soul than waters mar th’enameled lotus-leaf” *

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A fine balance, indeed.

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*From The Song Celestial, Sir Edwin Arnold‘s translation of the Bhagavad Gita.

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