A Photo a week challenge : Up in the air

In January, we were in Amritsar, it all seems like a dream now. The corona virus is ruling our lives.

On the 2nd evening we were in Harmandir Sahib or the Golden temple. People were celebrating the birthday of Guru Gobind Singh. At night, after the prayers there were fireworks, looking like stars up in the air.

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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 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. I did not go there in 2020. I started going in February but I have not been there for a month now because the number of Covid cases are increasing. There have been so many changes in our life, we will always remember the year 2020. 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. There is curfew. But they can go for walks but playgrounds are closed. Our son-in-law is working from home. They are getting groceries and vegetables in the supermarket. No one is allowed to take more than necessary. Life is ok. We talked to them at least twice a day by WhatsApp video call. Thank you. And you and your family?

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      1. We are keeping a 6 foot distance from the grandkids next door since there dad works in New York City in an essential job and might bring the virus home. My husband works from home. Church is on the computer. I am glad it is spring so I can sit outside and talk to the kids. They have not had the sanity to limit purchases here so there are many things missing, especially produce.


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