Somewhere Near Karnataka

By Wendy Turton, Counseling Center

Last winter I was in the jungle on the western coast of India near Karnataka. I was visiting our daughter who lives there. It was a very big occasion for this community to have “Sarah mummy and daddy come”.  She had been there three years. It took us three days to get there.

On the occasion of this photo, my husband and I were invited to a local family to have a meal. The usual way to eat would be on a banana leaf, but in our honor two plates, dishes, forks and spoons were purchased, at what I can only imagine would be weeks wages. It was a humbling experience to be honored in this sacrificial and heartfelt way.

An Indian dish from the jungle on the western coast of India

Photo credit: Wendy Turton — An Indian dish from the jungle on the western coast of India

The woman known by her title, Mama, is holding a fish just caught because my husband said he would love to try a fish sizzler. Some days we waited a long time to eat!

The woman known by her title, Mama, is holding a fish just caught because my husband said he would love to try a fish sizzler. Some days we waited a long time to eat!

Photo credit: Wendy Turton

Photo credit: Wendy turton -- A pile of fish

Photo credit: Wendy Turton — A pile of fish

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