Moving On

Some time ago , my cousin sent me books by Nicholas Sparks. I liked them , In one of his books, True Believer, I came across these lines,

“ It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, then you realize that people you have known forever don’t see things the way you do. And so you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on. It is perfectly normal.”

These lines took me down memory lane to those fun days of annual vacation during childhood. We did not think about school, it was as if school was in a different planet. We just enjoyed ourselves for two whole months with our cousins and aunts and uncles and other relatives. Life was so different in a small place as compared to that in the big cities we were living in.We used to go and stay with relatives and enjoyed that experience too. And when the days flew by and the moment of our departure came nearer there was the feeling of sadness about having to wait for one whole year. But, that was life.

Those days laid the foundation for strong, affectionate, loving relationships to last a life time or so we believed. Many a times that does not really happen. We change, others change, circumstances change and life changes. We move away from each other. There is nothing to hold us together. Our ways of thinking become so very different that even those precious moments of childhood, those loving memories are not strong enough to bridge the gap. Again, that is life, it happens to everyone. Those precious memories are ours, nothing can change them, but we move on.

Moving on

By Lakshmi Bhat

I am a person who believes there is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of a small candle. We live in a small place in South India. I love reading, blogging, stitching, traveling, photography, listening to people and many other things which make life so very nice and interesting. Blogging is a fun experience, it has brought me into contact with people in different parts of the world and it is good to read about their everyday life. In spite of the differences there is a sameness which is fascinating. I have learnt and am learning something everyday. I have learnt to write haikus. I enjoy combining the thought and the number of syllables. I have always read books and I was happy to write short fiction. I had thought I would not be able to do so. Stream of Consciousness and photo challenges are fun too. Yes, there is so much in life that is sad and that hurts us. Many a time I wonder why life is so unfair to so many. We all have problems in life but the problems of many seems unbearable. This makes me feel so helpless. It is not possible to help everyone but we can do our bit, we can do something to help some in whatever way we can. I used to go to the Home for the Mentally challenged in our campus twice a week. I have been going there since 2011. The members are an important part of my life. Covid-19 has made it difficult for me to go there regularly. Hopefully I will be able to go there again. There have been many challenges in life and we have faced them with a positive approach. Our grandson and granddaughter have made life so much more richer.