The Daily Post Photo Challenge : Anticipation

‘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.

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‘Every nerve tingling

Mounting anticipation

The joy to come soon

Making the house resonate

With new experiences.’

The Daily Post Photo Challenge : Anticipation

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 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. The Covid has made it difficult for me to go there regularly. 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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