Time have changed,
People have changed,
The script have changed,
The landscape have changed,
The way of dressing have changed,
But your words have remained unchanged over decades,
Words expressing the deepest feelings,
Words of love, hurt and fearlessness,
Words reminding of forgotten ways,
Ways of respect for the elders,
Ways of hospitality.
An acrylic painting by Monica Ingudam, a painting in tribute to the “Lairik eeba” writer of Manipur.