Set by context
Which, I’ve learned
The Ganga Banks
Taken during travels, 2017
In rural North America, where I grew up, cows are symbolic of bucolic, pastoral farm life. So a scene including cows on a city beach — like a mother basking in the sun while her children play — or munching on garbage in urban streets
, might seem contradictory to the nature of a cow. But in the context of a cow’s sacred life in India, where they roam freely and and are fed by the population in ad-hoc ritual, that changes things.
Last week we got up for Sunrise. This week? Let’s mess around with Context — find the limits of one, or bend fold and mutilate a context — or seek something else to…