Hands up who’s looking at this photo and thinking “Oh my goodness, that’s Richard Parker! Those whiskers. Those eyes. That nose”.
No? Then you clearly haven’t read The Life of Pi. Or been to the cinema to see the movie version of the book.
I have done both and whatever you think of the book or the film or the adaptation, there is no denying that the character of the Bengal tiger shipwrecked on a lifeboat with a frightened young man, is one that stays with you. Plays with your mind. Makes you question everything about it.
My favourite sort of book.
This post is for for week 130 of The Gallery: Noses. This week Red Nose Day is marking 25 years of fundraising and making changes.
I remember the first Red Nose Day. The year after I left school. Yes I am THAT old, thank you at the back. And to mark the anniversary, three UK bloggers travelled to Africa with Comic Relief to see where all the money goes.
So this post is for TeamHonk and if you’re joining in and want to spread the word even further, share your post on Twitter with the hashtag #goodwork
And by the way, this tiger isn’t Richard Parker. He was a rather handsome fellow at Busch Gardens in Florida that I met nearly three years ago.
If you’re new and want to know what The Gallery is, go andread here, and then come right back and join in!
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And you could also subscribe to make sure you never miss a theme, which are posted here every Friday.
Now go forth and show some big blog love. Visit other bloggers, comment on their post if you feel moved to do so, and be inspired.
This virtual gallery of photographs is about enjoying each other’s work, so go make someone’s day. You will get out of this whatever you put in.
The link stays open until Tuesday so you have plenty of time to join in.
And absolutely ANYONE can join in.