#SoCS Oct. 24/2020

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “starts with ‘m’.” Use any word that begins with the letter “m” as the subject or theme for your post. Enjoy!

My mornings are special because I get to see the darkness giving way to light. I get up early and it is dark outside. It is quiet then but the moment day starts breaking, the birds start talking to each other. I wonder what they are telling each other. Many a time I do yoga and a few exercises to the accompaniment of an orchestra by the birds outside. 😊. A little later my husband puts out chapati pieces for the birds. He sees them waiting on the branches of the trees and plants outside. They fly in when he moves away and very soon there is nothing left. One of my favourite quotes is, ‘Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.’ by Rabindranath Tagore. It expresses those early morning moments so beautifully.

I think we need a lot of faith these days because almost every day there the ‘My Godmoments. In Kannada we say ‘Ayyo Devare’. These words literally mean ‘Oh God’ and the newspapers are the cause for these expressions. Many a time I feel we should not read the newspaper in the morning ☹. But we are used to reading it as soon as we get it. My husband reads it while drinking a glass of strong filter coffee. I read it later, after I drink my coffee. A newspaper would spoil its taste 😊.

There have been floods and heavy rains in different parts of our country which have led to chaos and destruction. At this time paddy is harvested and heavy rains have spoilt the harvest. Prices of vegetables and other food items have gone up. Yesterday the price of onions was Rs 100 per kg and that is a lot. I wonder how much the growers will get? And on top of this the politicians and all that they do to retain power and wealth. And above all the problems, the corona virus. Number of people getting infected is increasing all over the world and at the same time there are many who have their own doubts about the virus. They believe it does not really exist and it is all fake. Maybe they are just fed up. I think most of us keep asking ourselves when will this end. And there is no answer.

I like stream of consciousness because my musings take me to different topics and it is a fascinating study of the working of the mind.

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 last year. 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. Nice bonding with nature !👍
    Here , we give rice and water every day to birds in the morning. Our canine friends will be waiting for biscuits 😊

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  2. Trust me. It does exist and it is not a fake. More or less all the scientists in the world have been working on it, with pretty well everything they discover fed to the others via the internet.
    The problem is that there are too many people around nowadays to make it easy to defeat a disease of this type.

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