#SoCS Feb. 8/2020

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “(un)pack.” Use “pack” or its opposite in your post. Have fun!

In January we went on a vacation to Amritsar and Dharamsala in North India. Amritsar is home to the Golden Temple or Harmandir Sahib, one of the most sacred places for the Sikhs. Dharamasala is home to The Dalai Lama. My Slices of Life hosted by Two Writing Teachers have been about our trip.
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How time flies. Last month on the 8th we were coming back to Amritsar from McLeodganj. The days when we were packing for our trip seems a dream. In the last week of December we were reading about the cold wave in the north. And the temperatures had gone down to one degree in Amritsar and Dharamsala. We were prepared for the cold. We have woollen clothes and had put them out in the sun before packing. Our place is near the sea and we have no winter at all.
We had a wonderful time and time just flew. We reached home on the 9th evening and over the next two days we were unpacking. The woollen clothes were well used. We washed them, dried them in the sun and packed them. I don’t when we will be using them again.

The cold was a little too much for us but we loved the experience. And we decided never to complain about the heat in our place. I am sure we will forget that when summer comes and will think with nostalgia the cold in Dharamsala and Amritsar 😊. Human nature !!



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. Twice a week I used to go to a home for the mentally challenged . But I have not gone there since March 2020. I will start going there again but I do not know when. 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.


  1. It must have been a most unusual experience in the cold for you. I remember some years ago watching some university students experiencing snow for the first time – oh, they did enjoy it, just like our young children do 🙂

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