Photo Essay

my friend saby

Saby is a fisherman ,he is about 50 years...he has always been a fisherman...his father was one...he fishes in the arabian sea off the shore of goa...i am often in south Goa,as i co run an art resort on the vaddi beach,which is where Saby parks his boat...he has 2 boats and lives with his family in the village close by...everyday he sets off to fish...back 5 hours later..he separates the fish ..heads off to sell the fish in the local wholesale market...his day is pretty much the same except of course it is wholly governed by the weather...from him i learnt how a slight wind ,which i enjoyed,meant he could not fish that day..as the wind would disturb his boat...his simplicity makes me seek him out for a chat whenever i head for a swim...one such chat lead him to tell me how he had learnt english from people like me who stood to watch him mend his net...ever cheerful and grateful for his lot in life...he has not jumped in to the rat race,that has affected even the simple fisherman of goa...he says i have always been a fisherman and not for a single day have i wanted to be anything else...now how is that for contentment...

so as we start the week of christmas...i hope all of us will be blessed with saby's contentment..and i hope saby will always stay blessed..wishing all my jpg friends a very blessed christmas..

5 responses

  • Min Chai Liu

    Min Chai Liu said (19 Dec 2011):

    Nice narration . It talks about human relationship ..Nice sets of picture too of course

    Liu

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (20 Dec 2011):

    A wonderful story and photos, well done.

  • John Tanner

    John Tanner said (20 Dec 2011):

    What a great story and awesome pictures.
    Your friend Saby is fortunate indeed.
    Not many people can say they are content in their lives.
    Nice work,thanks for sharing it !!
    Good fishing to Saby as well ; )

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (21 Dec 2011):

    Hell YEAH! Rad! To bad I can't vote.

  • Alwyn Scott Turner

    Alwyn Scott Turner gave props (24 Dec 2011):

    The excellent commentary on this story enhances the significant cultural impression of this historical documentary series.

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