Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Giants (for Pupu) - Lalnunsanga














It wasn't long ago that I learnt Giants walked among us. They were not 30 feet tall and physically imposing nor were they frightful or terrifying. They didn't conquer you with their muscles nor mock your weakness. They did not walk above us. They look just like you and me and for the most part didn't even know they were giants and neither would you; until they leave. No matter how frail they look on their death bed, no matter how fragile their bones, you feel the weight of their history, their enormity and you are humbled. The spaces they leave can never be filled for we are we and they, Giants.


Lalnunsanga currently lives in Shillong and is pursuing his doctorate at NEHU.

Picture: Rollick Lalnuntluanga

2 comments:

ku2 said...

Was deeply touched by this the first time round. Still affects me the same way.

diary said...

Lovely..but a I wish the writer would elaborate. I thought I was reading just the prologue.