SoCS April 4/2020


Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “deep.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

Life has changed for all of us. We are trying our best to keep the virus at bay. But countless people are suffering in different ways. Deep down most of us are scared about getting infected by the virus. Deep in their hearts people fear being in isolation and of course of dying. We all know we have to die one day but the fear of death is always there. I believe we will not go till our time comes and if our time has come we will go whatever happens. So why worry?  We have to take care and see that we do not hurt others and leave the rest to God.

There have been new experiences in life and they have enriched my life. Last week I was part of an online book club meeting hosted by my blogging friend Todd Tyrtle.

From 2nd of this month I have been taking part in sessions hosted by Mr L Subramani. He is telling us about ‘how to use story telling to build a strong personal narrative’. The sessions are very interesting. Story telling is about our life experiences. We have to go deep into ourselves and understand our identity. We have positive and negative points and we have to be comfortable with them. We have to try and learn the core of ourselves. He said every night before going to sleep, we should close our eyes and take deep breaths and try to think about our life, certain images will come to mind and we have to think about those images and try to understand them. I have been doing this and it is fascinating what comes back to mind. And I have seen it is easier to focus.

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

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 used to 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. Covid-19 has made it difficult for me to go there regularly. Hopefully I will be able to go there again. 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.

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