#SoCS August 10/19

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “where.” Start your post with the word “where” and write whatever comes to you. Bonus points if you end your post with “where” too. Enjoy!

Where do those black clouds go?’ I wondered as I saw them floating away without a drop of rain falling.

Why do I keep coming back to the subject of rain in my posts? Lack of rains in the beginning and excess rains now has been in our minds right from the first week of June. Then we were worried because the rains had not started on time. Now we are reading about heavy rains and water levels reaching almost to danger level in most of the rivers. Havoc and destruction everywhere near the river sides. Lakhs of people have lost their homes, fields have been submerged and landslides in many places. Where will all the people who have lost their homes go? What will their future be like? It is difficult to imagine. It is raining heavily as I am writing this. In the security of our houses we can enjoy the rain and it does seem unfair that people are suffering so much elsewhere.

Coming back to those dark clouds, looking at them I was reminded of Meghaduta by the great Sanskrit poet, Kalidasa. Meghaduta means the Cloud messenger. A Yaksha ( a nature spirit) who is in exile asks a passing cloud to take a message to his wife who lives in Alaka in Mount Kailasa. The story seems fascinating. I cannot read it in Sanskrit but I have downloaded an English translation and will read it soon.

The working of our mind is so fascinating. One thought leads to another, many a time unrelated but there is a link. Our heart and our mind recognizes that connection. I wonder if that link comes from nowhere or from somewhere.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meghadūta

Yaksha – Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yaksha

Mount Kailash – Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Kailash

Alaka – Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaka

https://www.deccanherald.com/state/karnataka-floods-eight-killed-over-2-lakh-evacuated-753308.html

 

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6 Replies to “#SoCS August 10/19”

  1. Nature is truly unleashing its fury. Many parts of my state have also suffered tremendous loss in terms of lives and property! Hopefully, we won’t have to survive a flood this year too. Let’s hope the rain clouds do not bring more misery than what they have already caused. That’s a great take on the prompt. It’s amazing how the thought train works, isn’t it!?

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