#SoCS 2020 – Jan. 11th


Your prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “the first 3 words of the first full sentence.” Okay, follow me here. This is what I want you to do: 1. Grab the closest book to you when you sit down to write your post. 2. Open it to a random page. 3. Locate the first complete sentence on that page. 4. Use the first three words of that sentence to start your post, then take it from there–write whatever comes to mind. That’s it! Have fun!

I am reading ‘From the Holy Mountain’ by William Dalrymple.
The first three words of the complete sentence on page 72 are ‘Back at the’…

Back at the hotel after spending the whole evening at the Golden Temple was like returning from another world, a divine and spiritual world to the mundane. We were on a vacation from 1st January to 9th January. We had wanted to go to Amritsar, home of the Golden Temple and to Dharamsala, home to Dalai Lama.
Our hotel was very near to the temple. We went there every evening and it was like being in a different world. Devotees kept coming at all times. The feeling of devotion and of service is felt in every part of the temple complex. People are served food (Langar) at all times, day and night. The temple is in the middle of a man-made pond. Seeing the golden temple reflected in the water adds to that special feeling inherent in the place.
I will post photos which say so much more than words but being there was an experience of a life time. We were happy that we decided to go to Amritsar. And the cold was another new experience, there and in Dharamsala 😊. When we told people there that our place does not have a winter season, they were surprised😊.






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.


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