New Experiences (Slice of Life)


What would it be like to never have changes in life? Imagine a life when we have to keep on doing the same things, day in and day out. We all need those changes. They can be of short duration or of long ones. Attending a music concert or going to the movies is like being in a different world. It is not possible for all to go to different places for their vacations. A lot of money is needed. Any change, of course, not the bad ones are welcome. New experiences enrich our lives.

Last week there was Literature Festival in the University Campus not far from our place. We attended many panel discussions involving literature, films, poetry and so on. They were an enriching experience. There was a panel discussion titled ‘Blindness in Literature’. We enjoyed these new experiences which took us to another world.

“If nothing ever changed, there’d be no butterflies.” ~Author Unknown


New Experiences (Slice of Life)





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.


  1. First thought: Variety is the spice of life. Second thought: The “sameness” and monotony of the dystopian society in The Giver. This is post is a lovely celebration of freedoms that literature allows (Blindness in Literature is a very intriguing panel discussion!).


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