Everyday Moments (SoL #2019)

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My weekly Slice of Life are my letters to my Doddamma. She is my father’s elder brother’s wife. Doddamma literally means ‘elder mother’. She is 88 years old. She cannot hear properly if I telephone to talk to her. So, I have been writing letters to her since October 2017. I enjoy writing letters and she is happy to read them. They are only about the everyday moments in my life. I post my letters to her every week.

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It is raining as I am writing. In fact, it has been raining since early morning. Actually, the weather has been strange for almost a week. The mornings were sunny and afternoon there was a lot of thunder, though we could not see the lightnings. And then rain. In June we were worried because there were no rains and now it is still raining and there is so much of destruction in various parts of our state. Life has become miserable for so many.

Yesterday evening we went for our walk to the lake side. It was bright and the lake looked so beautiful. As we reached half way, we saw dark clouds gathering. They too looked so beautiful. We did not have much farther to when we started hearing the sound of rain coming towards us and it started pouring. We decided not take shelter anywhere and by the time we reached our car we were fully drenched. Yesterday we had forgotten to take our umbrellas 😊. I made pumpkin soup for night. My daughter had told me about it. And this pumpkin was from our garden. Rain and hot soup are a good combination 😊.

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Last week I was busy with some repair work. I had got some blouses of a member from Asare. I had to remove stitches as she had put on weight and stitch again. It took some time, specially removing the stitches. But it was done and I gave it to her yesterday.

On the 19th was our son’s birthday. We went to the temple for the morning puja and went from there to a favourite hotel to breakfast. I prepared green gram dal payasam, our favourite dessert . The ingredients are dal, jaggery and coconut paste or coconut milk.

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Later, at 11 o’clock , my husband left for a reunion of friends. He went to a place called Kannur in the neighbouring state. One of the friends lives there and made arrangements. This place is near the coast. He and his friends had a wonderful time. He returned Monday afternoon.

Sometimes Aravind does not get a digital copy of a book that he needs. He gets a hard copy and scans it. But while scanning some mistakes in the page number or extra letters happen. I look at the hard copy and rectify the mistakes. I just completed On Blindness by Brian Magee and Martin Milligan. I have not read the book but I am going to read it after I finish the book I am reading now.

“The world keeps on changing, but there is always something, somewhere, that remains the same.”
― Ruskin Bond

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magee,_Bryan

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 used to 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. Covid-19 has made it difficult for me to go there regularly. Hopefully I will be able to go there again. 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.

4 comments

  1. Our weather is also rather strange. Lots of trees have not yet begun to lose their leaves, so everything is still rather green. We have occasional clear sunny days but we are also having periods of several days of gentle rain. The weather just doesn’t follow the patterns it should, rather like a disobedient child who won’t do as he or she is told.

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