Photos: The artist in Marine Drive

While taking pictures of the chinese-fishing-net bridge in Marine Drive, Ernakulam, I came across a very inspiring sight. People were gathered around an artist. The artist was drawing a picture of Jesus Christ on the floor using chalk. The artist was special. His hands were cut off from the wrist. Still, he was drawing using chalk.

I'm glad he was not begging. Instead he is using his skills to earn a living. Many in the crowd were impressed and presenting him money.

Take another look at the picture. It is the Christ wearing the crown of thorns. Can you find any parallel between the artist and the artwork?


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  1. What a wonderful and heart wrenching post. This guy is so talented and so not afraid of hard work..big salute to him.

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  2. So much to learn from his Ideal living..:-)Great post..:-)

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    1. Yes, so much to learn from him. :)

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  3. The talented guy has been immortalized through your post...wish we could do more for such zealous talents!But you have done your bit Nona!

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  4. Why is it that we realise our potential only when we lose something... while we could have done so much better all the while we had it together!

    Beautiful post! :)

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    1. What you say about the loss is so true. We never figure out the importance of anything when we have it!

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  5. This is indeed inspiring! Not many would do this! Creativity flows in the hardest of times,does it?

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    1. Not many would do this. That is why I decided to write about him. It is easy for him to give up. But he didn't. Everyone gave a minimum of 10 Rs for him. It was quite a collection in front of him.

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  6. Imagine the talent. But why were his hands cut off?

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    1. I am not sure how his hands were cut off. It could be either an accident or a crime. I'm glad he has moved on and also shows us an example of overcoming difficulties.

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  7. A touching photograph and equally empathetic words. Cheers to his spirit!

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  8. Truly inspiring to see that he has not given up either on his will to survive or his self respect. Thank you for sharing :)

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    1. Thanks and you voice my thoughts. :)

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