Hi all...I was away to visit my parents-in-law yesterday.They live in a village about 100 miles from Delhi. Its always nice to visit the place as it is far from the maddening crowds of Metro city. Lush green fields of sugarcane; wheat crops and mango groves. They even keep a buffalo and use its milk for daily consumption, making curd and ghee ( which is eventually sent to us poor folks! living in city! :)) it keeps them occupied too......
Well, this time I am sharing a sad story with you.
My husband's younger brother, who is fondly called "Lala" ( meaning "the little one" in local dialect) is a fit and fine young man of about 35 years..
He was born with a slight malfuntioning of brain which resulted in him being labeled as a ' less than normal" person...He studied upto fifth standard, but dropped out of school after that, as there was no special schools for people like him then, and no reguler school would accept him.
My father -in-law took early retirement from the army, and settled in his native village with my mother-in-law and his three sons. Two other sons eventually left for big cities to get education and employment.Lala stayed back, and is still there; helping out the parents in their daily chores, and living a life in oblivion.
Sometimes he gets himself hurt, -a sudden fall from stairs-or things like that..and life is pretty dull ,without any real excitment,but he is coping with it!.....
Only silver lining in this story is, that he is gifted... GOD has given him something in return---the talent of being an artist! I have been watching his paintings, and always get him the art material whenever I visit the place.But this time I decided to do something more.I want to share his art with you all.
Tell me if he is a fine painter inspite of everything!
I have got some photos of his paintings done over the years.But I am still undecided about how to put them up.May be I should dedicate a blog to his art!
It will take some time and I will be needing your support , but I am going to do it soon:)