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Posts tagged “Expect the unexpected

Come Fly With Me..?

The sight of a man on his bicycle is not at all unusual here in Cochin.

But it’s not often that an unfledged sea-eagle is perched on the handlebars..

The encounter was a little surreal, bordering perhaps on the Putin-esque.

Quite what I witnessed remains a mystery to me.

Expecting The Unexpected

Having lived in India for over five years, suddenly confronting the unexpected no longer truly surprises me.
But finding myself in the midst of a wrestling match, while walking to our local shops this morning, was one experience I had never even considered.

“If you do not expect the unexpected you will not find it, for it is not to be reached by search or trail.”
Heraclitus (c. 535 -475 BC)



Pictures taken in Fort Cochin.