Boyhood across the street
He climbed over the back of the chair like a monkey, one leg wrapped around the curved backrest, his body accepting the gravity, his head brushing the ground.
Who are you?
He speaks Tamil quickly, and English without inhibition.
There are two stitches on his chin.
His name is Vishwanath and he is 7 years old.
He told me -
Tamil is his favorite subject in school.
He’s in 2nd grade.
His dad takes him to school by bike.
He has a sister.
He lives across the street from the guest house.
He wanted to do a running race, with me, now.
He planted a mango seed in the garden but it never grew.