The Old Tree
Rooted in the past and waiting for the future.
This magnificent banyan tree has been on the property that my mother-in-law grew up in. Silent sentinel for more than a hundred years, overlooked three bungalows and saw it evolve into a multi storey building . The gardener’s wife who lived in a shack beneath its shade, used to tell my mother in law stories of a snake with a man’s face ( naagpurush )living among its gnarled roots.
Till today my mother-in-law believes this tree is standing watch, keeping all of us safe in its spreading umbrella.
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