Friday, January 10, 2014

Little Creatures

This little beetle (or whatever creature it is) sitting on a yam (chembu, in Malayalam) leaf looked helpless.  As I closed in on it with my camera, it seemed to want to run away but couldn't.  I couldn't help imagining myself in its place.


Red ants don't like to be disturbed.  They attack you with all their life if you disturb them.  But I didn't disturb them...  I hope you can see them sitting on the coco shell.  They were building a sweet little nest on the seed without realising that the farmer would soon come and pluck away the coco.


Chembu and coco have value in the market.  Beetles and ants are like me and most people: little creatures at the mercy of the big ones. 

14 comments:

  1. It's beautiful to see how you draw the comparisons but one thing is not true. You are not an helpless person who is at the mercy of the world. You have an voice and you make sure that it is heard.

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    1. Thanks, Rupert. But at this phase of my life, I feel a little helpless. As I'm writing these lines, sitting in my room near to the playground of my school, I can hear cries of people measuring out land, at this time when the whole of Delhi is drowned in fog and darkness... measuring, measuring out lives of hapless people...well...

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  2. Te stworzenia też chcą żyć. Pozdrawiam.
    These creatures also want to live. Yours.

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    1. I wish people on earth died off so that these creatures are safe.

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  3. Nice comparison and photography too..especially the first one..

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  4. Beautiful photos with nice comparison, especially first photo is very nice ;)

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  5. Sad but true. The survival of the fittest (bullies)... And so defined by the times we live in.

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    1. Yes, it is becoming increasingly difficult for goodness to survive.

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