Thursday, October 23, 2014

An expat in Sri Lanka: the Good, Bad and Ugly - Part 12

Eva Stone photo, generous man, generosity, feeding stray cats, Colombo
Hurrooo! I'm back after a little hiatus - busy with work and travel so I've been a little absent from blogging. Hope life is tripping along nicely wherever you are! I thought I'd kick off with another installment of "An expat in Sri Lanka" as life is never dull on this teardrop isle and there are always stories to share lol

There's a saying that goes "a picture is worth a thousand words"... A good friend of mine sent me this picture (to the left) about a month ago. He was walking around his local neighborhood and this unusual scene caught his eye. When I rang to ask about it, I was fascinated with the differences between my perception of the scene, his initial perception of it and the reality of the situation. It'll be interesting to see what you think about the scene with the old man and the five cats when you look at the picture...  By the way, I think it's a really phenomenal picture.

Initially, I thought I was looking at a poor blind man who was being scavenged by local stray cats as he was taking his meal by the road. This was not the case at all. In fact, he wasn't blind. He wasn't poor. And, he was deliberately and generously feeding the stray cats. All-in-all, it kind of blew my mind... eek