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My goat
2005 oochappan

My goat

Madurai

I edited this one already a long time ago and ,don't know why, never posted it ... still it keeps coming
back to mind, certainly after last post, for several thoughts aside: We were five children at home
and when the two eldest married, my mother, her memory be blessed, replaced them by two dogs !

Maybe here in India the same story, elder people holding on to life by sharing their affection with
a pet, not unusual here as animals are more considered as part of the family on the countryside,
the care for their precious possession giving their milk in return.
Or maybe still the thought of reincarnation in the back of their mind to return possible as an
animal, who knows, this goat was maybe a formal photographer, leashed now ?:)

Crazy thoughts ..., fact, these two mates were sitting in the door opening enjoying the view over
the village square with the waiting people for the bus in the shade of a tree.

One more as a reverie on human behavior, enjoy.

(PS: would you prefer as a hen to be enclosed in a battery laying eggs all day or do you prefer as
a photographer to be taken dead serious always ?:))


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Hodero30-Jul-2007 20:15
Great photo,nice story.
V.
Jeff Waldorff30-Jul-2007 16:39
Wonderful! A very true to life portrait. V
Matthew Mannell30-Jul-2007 13:14
Wonderful, such a colorful and vivid portrait. Vote
Antonio Ruggiero30-Jul-2007 10:30
Bravo....bellissima photo...ottimi colori....V

Sofia Solomennikova30-Jul-2007 08:25
Lovely image and impressive philosophy :) V
Guest 30-Jul-2007 06:35
Superb photo. Nice moment of life.