One for sorrow. Two for joy!

Available as
About this artwork

One for sorrow, two for joy, three for a girl, four for a boy, five for silver six for gold, seven for a secret never to be told. The old rhyme originally applied to magpies. One hardly sees magpies in Mumbai. Over time people used the rhyme for crows. Crows are wonderfully interesting creatures and we should all pay more attention to them. I am particularly fond of seeing them in twos. They tend to show up in twos when I need guidance of some sort from the world around me. So yes, two crows are always for joy!

View More
More from this Artist
  • Sketching on a Bombay Bus
  • Ambis
  • Old man on the bus - from a series of drawings done on a Bombay bus
  • Man on the bus 2 - from a series of drawings done on a Bombay bus
  • Couple on the bus - from a series of drawings done on Bombay buses
  • Man on the Bus - From a series of drawings
  • Lady on the Bus 2 - From a series of drawings on a Bombay Bus
You may also like
  • Japanese Prints 0249 Blossoms from two kinds of hydrangea 001
  • Japanese Prints 0248 Blocking   shutting the mouth of Port Arthur 002
  • Japanese Prints 0247 Blocking   shutting the mouth of Port Arthur 001
  • Japanese Prints 0246 Biwa loquat 001
  • Japanese Prints 0245 Biwa   shō 001
  • Japanese Prints 0244 Bishū nagoya shinkei 001
  • Japanese Prints 0243 Bishū fujimigahara 001