16 December 2008

the gift of a coconut

I took while we were filming ...

I photographed this home on the side of the road (an isolated house surrounded by fields) as I was so taken by its satellite dish (not very clear in the image - it is to the right of the entrance). I came quite close to photograph and its owner asked (in tamil) if I was thirsty and if I wanted water.

The director's assistant translated and I replied : "no no no", embarassed that I had been caught out photographing his home.

His response?
He climbed a coconut tree, plucked two, came down and cut them open and offered me one...

It was sooooo sweet.
Now that is hospitality.

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