#SoCS June 20/2020

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “zz.” Find a word with double-z in it and use it in your post. Enjoy!

Our monsoon season started the beginning of this month, a little earlier than anticipated due to a depression in the Bay of Bengal and a cyclone. We have received good rain and it has continue till at least October. Last year the rains started a month late and one year they stopped abruptly end of August. We depend a lot on the south-west monsoon.

Yesterday, we saw the Sun after many days. Today the dark clouds have been playing hide and seek with the Sun 😊. During this season, I do not hang the washed clothes outside. Suddenly it starts raining and instinctively we rush out, to get the clothes before they get wet. I am scared of falling on the wet ground.

My husband loves to dry his clothes when he sees the sun shining, at least for a short time. Both these days I saw him run out many times to rescue his clothes. Suddenly there is a drizzle, it did not rain heavily but it was enough to wet the clothes 😊. Many a time there is a drizzle with the sun shining. Such moments, in our language Kannada, are described as the ‘marriage of monkeys’. I do not know why that is so. We have always used that phrase when we see the Sun and the rain together. I have to find out its origin 😊. The origin of so many phrases that we use in any language is a puzzle. It will be an interesting study.


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.

4 comments

  1. Even in Kerala, we have a saying that it’s the marriage of a fox and a hen, I believe. I have forgotten what animals were involved. It isn’t monkeys though. Great take on the prompt

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  2. I think a ‘marriage of monkeys’ is a wonderful phrase. I have tried to think of something equivalent in English but I can’t think of anything so far.
    I thought of a very strange word for two zeds in a row. It is “pzazz”. I don’t know if you know it but the dictionary says “an attractive combination of vitality and glamour.”.
    A second dictionary said “an attractive combination of energy and style; sparkle and vitality. Also called: pazzazz, pazazz or pzazz.
    I suppose you could apply it to a wonderful new fashion collection or to a glamorous film star.

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  3. There are many confusing sayings in American English because we have borrowed from so many other languages. I can see the monkeys playing in the rain, but then taking care of each other sun bathing after it stops.

    (I haven’t done the lastest Aooga (OLWG) prompt yet… when I do then perhaps I’ll visit yours! Cheers ~ Jules)

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