Wednesday, December 11, 2013

I didn't know what to say to her

I went to my grandma's room to wish her goodnight. As soon as i wished her, she said, "meh chha ni yivaan az nindriyi. Meyi pyav az garr yaad. Mei pyav az soruy yaad. Goldy aesis kauchh kyath tulaan toopyi dith ti aesis gooris khaaraan". (I am unable to sleep. I was thinking about our home (Kashmir). I was thinking about how I used to cover Goldy's head and go to milkman and fetch milk.)

I didn't know what to say to her.

And, then she said, "vall vanyi, yath gaam ni gasun, tamyuk naav kya hyon".
(Anyway, why talk about a place where we know we can never go)
- Sumathi Thusso on Facebook

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