THE UNBEARABLE WEIGHT OF TRAVELING LIGHT

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to BADFISH … ONE YEAR OLD TODAY! YAY!!!

 Badfish’s first post on 17 January 2015:   Serenity  

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Most everyone aboard the 90-minute Air India flight from the Maldives to India is heading home on vacation. There are perhaps ten other Western travelers onboard. The plane is not large, and surprisingly, little more than half full, a rare and enjoyable event when traveling these days. There is one toddler aboard; he riddles the plane with squeals and tramples the toes of one man’s patience. Continue reading

A CIRCLE IS NOT PEAR SHAPED

 

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A silver anklet encircles a woman’s ankle, Kerala, India

WHEN SOMETHING GOES WRONG, the Brits call it “going pear-shaped.” I don’t know the origin of that idiom, but I’m guessing that if everything is going fine, it’s shaped like a circle or round. When things go awry, maybe things get loopy and elongate into a pear shape. That’s my American take on the British vernacular. I could be way off on this. Continue reading