Everyday Moments – (#SOL-2020)


It is 8.45 at night and it has been raining for more than an hour. God only knows from where the rain clouds have come. It was very cloudy and the day was very hot. In the evening we went to the temple park for a walk and the clouds became darker and we started hearing the thunder, loud and rumbling. It started drizzling by 7.30 and after some time it was pouring. I don’t remember it raining like this in December. This year!!

My cousin’s father-in-law passed away due to Covid and his wife is in the hospital. They live in the village far away from any crowd. It was shocking to hear the news. People are becoming careless because many have had mild symptoms. And many believe there is nothing to worry about. But each person is affected differently. Someone told us that many attend social and religious functions and hesitate to wear a mask. At the end of the day, what is to happen will happen. But we have to take precautions.

The Arabian Sea

Since April we have not gone beyond the limits of our town. Sunday evening, we went to a beach about 20kms away. It seemed strange !! There were a lot of people and were not feeling very comfortable. There is a lighthouse on a huge boulder on the beach. We climbed up the boulder. The view of the sea and the setting sun was lovely beyond words. We sat there for some time and returned home. Maybe it is better to go on a weekday.

For many days I had not been able to access net banking of our bank and I was grumbling about it. Two days ago I realised the problem was in my laptop !! I asked the person from whom we got the computer and he to told us to log in Google Chrome or through data and not WiFi.  And it worked. So, I have decided not pass judgements before verifying all options 😊.

I got this post in my mail from WordPress, on International Disabled Day. My son has Retinitis Pigmentosa and I have always read what people with disabilities write.  

It is now 9.25 and it has stopped raining, the weather has become cooler. Life goes on with all its surprises and changes from what we believed to normal 😊.

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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. Due to the pandemic I could not go to the Home for the mentally challenged for two years. I had been going there since 2011. I have started going again. I was happy that some members remembered me :) All of them are an important part of my life. There have been many challenges in life and we have faced them with a positive approach. Our grandson and granddaughter have made our lives richer.


  1. Yes, life goes on. I know many people are tired of masks and social distancing, but we all must do our part to control this virus – a little inconvenience now for the betterment of all in the future.

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  2. I think it’s important to keep taking precautions. Either people are fed up, or believe that with the vaccine the dangerous has decreased, and this creates a false sense of security. Take care.


  3. Thank you for sharing this post! I like to read about how things are going in other parts of the world that aren’t very familiar to me. Ruth, thereisnosuchthingasagodforsakentown.blogspot.com

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  4. I love your photographs, especially the sunset one. As for people’s impatience with masks and other public health measures, it is difficult to live under these totally new circumstances for an indefinite period of time. So many people are uncomfortable with uncertainty, and this pandemic is the epitome of uncertainty: it’s a new virus, many of us are asked to behave in ways we never have, and we don’t know how long this will go on. Even taking the vaccine may not bring an instant end to the strangeness. We just have to take it one day at a time, and think of it as an adventure, a time that will live in history books.


  5. A lot of people under 60 think that the disease is just a mild cold but there is a variation called “Long Covid” over here which affects everybody. It seems to last months and months and to affect parts of the body not previously attacked by Covid. It is not a common disease, but the people we have seen on TV have had it for months and have been very happy to come out of it alive.


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