First Steps (Sunday Photo Fiction)

Sunday Photo fiction

Kavya was enjoying herself. She had come to her great-grandmother’s home for the first time with her parents and elder brother. She was just one and had started taking her first steps in her grandmother’s house. Within two months she was walking and running everywhere.

This beautiful house and the garden was a perfect place to explore the outside world. She called to her mother to open the small gate. She had seen a butterfly sitting on a flower. She ran out to touch it. But it flew away to sit on another flower. The little feet turned in that direction. But the butterfly was always out of reach. She started crying. Her mother rushed out thinking that she had fallen down. Kavya pointed at the butterfly flying away. Her mother managed to divert her attention by showing the bright, colourful and beautiful flowers in the garden.

She was too small to understand why she loved the place so. Her mother would have told her why. She and her brother used to come here during summer vacations and play with their cousins. It was a beautiful place and seemed far away from the outside world.
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First steps

( Photo credit : Lakshmi Bhat )

First Steps (Sunday Photo Fiction)

 

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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