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#SoCS Nov. 16/19

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “dream.” Use it as a noun or a verb; use any way you’d like. Enjoy

Our granddaughter completed two years this 10th. When I see her dancing and playing and trying to blow the two candles on the cake baked by our daughter, my thoughts go back to this time in 2017.

I had gone to Germany to help my daughter and family. Our grandson was four years then. I was there from November 8th to January 18th 2018.
Those days seem like a dream now. They were wonderful days with my grandchildren. I was experiencing that kind of cold for the first time. Watching snow falling slowly and gracefully to the ground was heavenly. I had just read about it in books and seen it in movies. I remember one morning looking out of the kitchen window at a fairy -tale like scene. There was snow on the ground and on the bare branches of the tree and the light from two street lights filled me with delight.

Playing in the snow with my grandson was fun. Every afternoon I would go for a walk. I explored the whole town, walking in all directions but I was very careful to walk on one side of the road and return on the same side because I did not want to lose my way. Unlike my hometown there are very, very few people to be seen on the streets there. Leaving the town I would walk on the footpath near the road and walk over a bridge. There were railway tracks beneath . I loved to watch the trains go by. In November I could see the leaves of the trees and green grass by the railway tracks. The whole country side became white in colour when it started snowing. The place looked so beautiful.

It all seems like a beautiful dream now.

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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 am doing something in my own way. Twice a week I go to a home for the mentally challenged . This has enriched my life.
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.

7 replies on “#SoCS Nov. 16/19”

It’s nice how one person’s everyday occurrences can become magical experiences for somebody who has never seen them before. My daughter’s friend came from the British Virgin Islands in the West Indies, so for her, the first fall of snow in Durham in northern England was something which absolutely entranced her.

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