The Daily Prompt : Sacrifice

Listening to my father-in-law
Talking about his younger days,
In the first half of the 20th century,
Life was so very different then,
It moved at a slower pace,
There were very few changes,
Life went on as it had for generations.
People had to work hard
And did not have much leisure
But they made it a point
To visit each other.
There was no television
Or other forms of entertainment,
So all the family members
Got together and enjoyed themselves.
But now times have changed,
Life seems to move at a faster pace,
Everyone is busy working hard
To fulfill their wants and needs.
Somewhere along the way
Family bonds and meetings
Have been sacrificed.
Everywhere we see people
Busy with their mobiles,
Connecting with people far away,
And very often living
More in the virtual world.
Thus people living together
Are being sacrificed
For that virtual world
And the virtual friends.
But life changes as we move on,
We have to change ,
We cannot live in the past.

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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. Due to the pandemic I could not go to the Home for the mentally challenged for two years. I had been going there since 2011. I have started going again. I was happy that some members remembered me :) All of them are an important part of my life. There have been many challenges in life and we have faced them with a positive approach. Our grandson and granddaughter have made our lives richer.

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