Monday, February 16, 2009

Graffiti Goan Style

Every time I hear a new story about Lac's childhood, I get a little bit more nervous.  Let's just say he was a rascal.  Could that mischievous quality be genetically passed to Baba?  If not, do I have to worry about karma?  Story after story have piled up.  Actually, the stories haven't really stopped....not much has changed in the last 30 years.  

Anyhow, our trip to India revealed a new adventure I hadn't heard about which was made all the more delicious by physical proof, let's call it Graffiti Goan Style.

The artist is none other than 10 year old Chocolate-Daddy and the hiroglyphics boil down to this:  Squatters' Mama you own many coconut trees.

"Mama" is Lac's departed grandmother (that's actually what they call her).  The canvas is Mama's front door.  A stick covers the word "Aba" which refers to the squatters who had set up house on Mama's property in a derogatory way.   The coconuts refer to Mama's status as a property owner.

Mama was not at all happy with the new decorations on her front door but I find it really interesting that she didn't paint over them.  Was Mama rolling in laughter at her grandson's antics when he wasn't looking?

P.S:  The squatters are still there. 

1 comment:

  1. it is very sweet . . . and i guess Mama thinks so too :)