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Empty nest syndrome
Empty nest syndrome
Acrylics on canvas

This painting is called the empty nest syndrome. This was also the time when I was experiencing this syndrome . My older son flew the nest to study far far away .So Banyan became a symbol of motherhood. The beauty of the banyan is that the mother tree has aerial roots that grow back into the earth and over centuries become trunks. The mother and children are all connected through a wonderful network of branches.

How I wished to be a banyan myself and have my children a part of me forever, but life does not work like that one has to let our children fly away and come back whenever they want to.