Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Ex-God

This post is the second in a short series about religion and my grandmother(s).

When my brother and I were kids, if our mother scolded us, our grandmother (our mother's mother) would tell her to go easy because – so our grandmother said – children younger than five were like gods, in the sense that they could not (knowingly) do any wrong.

Here is an old photo of my brother on his fifth birthday.


He is crying because he is no longer a god, and he is worried that his sins will now catch up with him.

2 comments:

Shrabasti Banerjee said...

Aww :P

Priyanka said...

This post, and this photo, have made my day. Thank you :')