The Daily Prompt : Solitude

Sitting by the hillside,

With Nature and solitude,

My husband and I,

Love looking at the river,

Flowing on its way

To meet the ocean,

It just moves on,

There is no flowing back

So too with our life,

We keep moving on,

We look back

But there is no going back.

I am happy with this solitude.

It is just we two

And the whole wide vista

In front of us.

Sitting on the rocks,

In the silence of togetherness

The solitude brings to mind

The beauty of nature

And the quietness of life,

This takes us into ourselves

And makes us realize

How small we are

When we understand

The vastness and antiquity

Of this planet of ours.

We are here for a very short time

And life goes on

With or without us.

End Point 10th April (6)

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.