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Another dash, as we dashed to the border

It was growing late and we wanted to shop a little across the border in Weil-Am Rhein, Germany. To someone brought up in a country with fortified borders on each side (Pakistan and China), it was and will remain a lovely experience to just walk over from one country into another. Weil-am Rhein waits for tomorrow, but this was another refugee settlement that chose to showcase the resilience of lifeDSC_1932a

And another showed the ties that bind human to human. I know I am making too much out of random flowers and plants, but in moments where you see the world tearing itself apart, it gives me a little solace to imagine that we aren’t as damned as I know we are.DSC_1933a


About hbhatnagar

I need to fill this up with much better content than I had populated it with earlier. Why I write a blog maybe? I started blogging in 2009 or thereabouts. I was a newly turned atheist and wanted to converse with others of the same persuasion. We're not exactly a big population group in India! It didn't go very well and I sort of lost interest, posting a few things now and then. I got a lot more regular over the last few months and have been posting almost daily since February '15. There were many reasons why I gradually became more regular in posting, but one way or the other, here I am! So this blog has taken shape, being at different points in time my showcase, my comedy club, my art gallery, my book club, my therapist, my close friend, my innermost self....but always my little corner of the world. You are all welcome to visit and I hope you stay awhile! A few points about me because I don't want to lead anyone on(and trust me this does become an issue more often than I'd care to admit). I'm Indian, the brown-skinned variety; if race, ethnicity or skin colour is an issue, you don't have to get to know me any more than what you see on my blog. I'm 40, so if age is an issue, please be informed accordingly. I was a doctor, an ophthalmic surgeon for 10 years before I quit practice.


9 thoughts on “Another dash, as we dashed to the border

  1. … a little solace to imagine that we aren’t as damned as I know we are — eloquently expressed, Dr. Hb.

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    Posted by Amy | 24/03/2016, 8:44 PM
  2. Awesome images ! Though we all be damned, at least not all at once will we go. ; ) We are not given the time of reckoning, but that does not keep us from prognosticating does it ? It seems that the best one can do is make preparations as best one can, then enjoy the small delights of the world while he may. What is the name of the plant that holds this building together ?

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    Posted by williamleeone | 24/03/2016, 8:40 PM
  3. Looks like a huge spider climbing up the building!

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Jen | 24/03/2016, 7:37 PM
  4. I agree with your thoughts. I would so love to have open borders 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Alok Singhal | 24/03/2016, 6:59 PM

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