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 God’ moments. 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.