Shedding the Old Skin
“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.”
(Joseph Campbell – American prolific Author, Editor, Philosopher and Teacher, 1904-1987)
I know an old man who comes almost everyday at Ahilyabai ghat along the Ganges in Varanasi (Benaras).
He spends most of the time under an huge umbrella that he owns there on a little platform where many people come to visit and to spend some time with him.
Here I met among his visitors priests and palmists, an architect, a few students and a kind of magician.
It is always amazing to see him swimming in the holy waters and then doing yoga and exercise on the ghats as if he was a young man.
I took this picture while he was performing a strength training.
That daily activity maintains his physical fitness and overall his health besides he is a very nice solar person who has so much to give to others.
I made many of his portraits and so far I never dared this picture, in a few days I’ll upload more images in order to show how handsome this old man is.