#SoCS Feb. 15/2020


Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “cheek.” Use it as a noun or a verb. Enjoy!

The word ‘cheek’ immediately brought to mind the scene that happened when our daughter and grandchildren had come for a vacation last year. Our grandson flung himself at his mother and kissed her on the cheek. His sister likes to do all that her brother does. She too wanted to kiss her mother. It was such a beautiful moment. A very spontaneous one, though I could not take a photo that moment will always remain with me.

The word ‘cheek’ also reminded me of Oliver Twist. The ‘cheek of the orphan’ must have been the thought in the mind of the person in charge of the meals in the orphanage. How dare he ask for more!! I read the book long back but some scenes and sentences are not forgotten. My father used to say the sentence ‘Barkis is willing’ from David Copperfield with a smile. He also loved the first sentence of Pride and Prejudice. I have a notebook where I write down the sentences I like in the books that I read.

In the seventies a Hindi movie called ‘Sholay’ was released. It became so popular and is still popular that people knew all its dialogues. I think it was the first movie where the dialogues were more popular than the songs. Even now we smile when we hear the dialogues and immediately the scene comes to mind. As I write this my cheeks stretch with a smile 😊. The movie has remained an icon. Every character and every scene was perfect. There is one character with just one line in one scene, he and his line are remembered by all. In fact all the characters have remained in the minds of the people who loved the movie.

I wonder if writers are surprised when what they have written remain in the memories of people for a long, long time. Many of them are no more but what they have written lives on.


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.


  1. JRR Tolkien had a favourite phrase which was “The cellar door”. He thought it flowed perfectly. There are a few lines of Russian poetry considered perfect, written by Pushkin in “The Bronze Horseman”.

    A nineteenth century French poet called Mallarmé selected a line of poetry by a sixteenth century dramatist called Racine. He considered it perfect because the sounds of the poetry had more music in their sound than they had meaning. It was
    “La fille de Minos et de Pasiphaë ”

    which means “The daughter of Minos and Pasiphae”. This was Ariadne who saved Theseus from the Minotaur.

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