Time stands still

The Champa flowers are once again in full bloom and their fragrance is making life very fragrant.

Time is flying by. Half the year 2014 is coming to an end. I remember the years before the beginning of this century. There was so much talk about Y2K and all the problems that would occur due to it. But the year 2000 has come and gone and it is now 2014. Nothing really happened that affected our life and if there had been problems due to Y2K we did not come to know about it.

Days have gone by, with all those happenings, small and big, significant and insignificant. There have been so many changes in life. We have become grandparents and it is a joy to see our grandson to change from a helpless little baby to an individual who knows what he wants and gets it done though he will be completing one year only next month :))

Time does not stand still. But, sometimes it seems as if time does stand still. Nothing has really changed there. They are a part of my life. There have been changes which only people who have been with would understand. Those changes make us happy , though small, are great achievements. But it feels as if time stands still there. Some of them are doing the things which they have always done, they are speaking the same way as they had done in the past. For them their little world is the whole world, nothing else exists.

It hurts and there is always the question why, why does this happen, and there is no answer. Life goes on, people grow older and the changes of age are there but it feels as if time stands still there, in many ways.
“Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.”
Nathaniel Hawthorne


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.

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