‘Anticipation means a feeling of excitement about something that is going to happen in the near future.’
End of October we celebrated Deepawali, our festival of lights. We waited with great anticipation as our daughter and grandson would be with us. My mother too was with us and had a wondeful time with her great grandson.He is three years and it was his first Deepawali with us. It was a new experience for him and he was filled with anticipation . The lights excited him. We had bought some crackers, a few small ones keeping in mind the pollution aspect. ‘Nakshatra kaddi’ which literally means ‘star stick’ excited him. The first night of Deepawali he was a little scared, it was fear and excitement.He was running about in excitement.The second night he wanted to light the ‘star stick’ and hold it himself. He was very, very happy and loved the festival of lights and asked us why it was not celebrated every day.
‘Every nerve tingling
The joy to come soon
Making the house resonate
With new experiences.’