Boat of redemption

A rotten garland, a dead fish, a plastic bag, in the middle of a Holy river he stayed afloat; drifting on top of the sins of the world. A stinking carton, a torn rag, some styrofoam. With the waste that built the lives of the rich, had he built his new sanctuary. Could this waste lead to the path of redemption? Could his recycling, his karma today, be reaped by the generation to come? He paddled with his makeshift oar – it was time to change direction.

Source: K. Koshy via Flickr

Original caption by K. Koshy: “Saw this old guy on a make shift floating platform collecting discarded plastic bags…in Delhi, probably for selling for recycling.”

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