Bleeding Hearts and The Lunch Box

Every time this year, I look forward to photographing bleeding hearts (Dicentra spectabilis). Since we don’t have any in the San Diego area, I dug these out of the never-ending archives.




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If you’re into indie flicks like I am, you might enjoy a movie titled The Lunch Box. It’s set in Mumbai, India, and concerns a soon-to-be retired widower, a young unhappy housewife and the incredible lunch delivery system in India. Delivery men or dabbawalas use bicycles and trains (!) to deliver homemade lunches to workers. The food is placed in stacked tiffins which are color-coded so they can be delivered to the right place. Hundreds of thousands of lunches are delivered this way every day, even during the monsoon season. I had never heard of this custom, but it’s been going on for over 100 years. Irrfan Khan, from The Life of Pi, stars as the widower and is wonderful.

Hope your week’s going well so far….


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14 Responses to Bleeding Hearts and The Lunch Box

  1. susan says:

    Love the pics ! That movie will be playing in a few more weeks at the Kilgore Film Festival – about 30 miles from here. I didn’t know anything about it, so am glad you posted. Today we are going over there to see Tim’s Vermeer. These types of films rarely, if EVER, come to Tyler – but no one seems to know why ! ! ! The Kilgore Film Festival is held twice a year – spring & autumn, and I always look forward to their selections.

  2. I saw this movie posted outside my local theater. I was curious about it, and now that you’ve posted more details, I’m sure this is one I will enjoy. As a side note, I’d seen a piece (I think it was part of a travel documentary) about the tiffin delivery system in India. It sounds amazingly complex and it’s all done by memory. And I remember that they said the error rate was next to nothing.

  3. Caroline says:

    I hadn’t heard of the movie, so thanks for this. I’m certainly interested.
    The bleeding hearts are such pretty flowers.

  4. TBM says:

    I saw some bleeding hearts the other day. I love them, but I can’t keep them alive for some reason. Thanks for the movie tip. Sounds like one the better half would love

  5. What an homage on the flower Bleeding Hearts, back than in Germany it was my favorite flower. Thanks for sharing about the movie, it’s on my list now.

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