Polka dotted joie-de vivre,
Black-and-white… soundless laughter,
Curly wrist hair,
Slit and bulbous eyes,
Miss Nimbupani, Miss Fonseca, Mr Bundaldass,
Horizontal, vertical, slanting, busy lines,
Cloudy beer in a yellow mug,
Wide eyed cats,
Movement in stillness,
Stillness in movement,
Yellow windows in dark evenings,
Pools of light, swathes of shadows,
Busy bylanes, honking cars, chaotic traffic jams,
Goan weddings, frilly fans, fairy cakes,
Fruit baskets and wine bottles.
Endless life in tireless detail.
Mario João Carlos do Rosario de Brit de Miranda.
Sunshine sketcher. Painter of life as it should be.
Layered, interesting, ripe with irony and mirth.
Story teller. Illustrator. Town wit. Traveller.
Lover of chicken sandwiches. Muralist.
Protector of disappearing Goan innocence.
Wake up on an endless beach.
Rest in Joy.
Reema Moudgil is the author of Perfect Eight (http://www.flipkart.com/b/books/perfect-eight-reema-moudgil-book-9380032870?affid=unboxedwri )