Yesterday I was feeling quite irritated with a person. Why do some people have this habit of dismissing people, especially people belonging to the lower income group? This year countless people have lost their jobs, or had to live on their savings. They ran autorickshaws or taxis, people did not move out of their houses. Cooks did not earn much because there were no religious or social functions. Here inviting five hundred to thousand people for weddings and other such functions is normal!! But now the number does not cross two hundred. I believe we should try to understand the difficulties of others. We may not be able to help them much but at least we should not dismiss them as if they were of no consequence.
I feel better for writing my feelings 😊.
On Sunday two good things happened. After more than nine months we went to EndPoint for our evening walk. Our town is on a hill and that is one end of the hill. From there we can see the Arabian sea and River Swarna flowing towards it. Now only staff and students of our University can go there. The road to End Point was opened on December 1st, and we just came to know about that. On the other side of the EndPoint road, there is a dairy belonging to the university. The cows graze in the foot ball grounds and other places. We see students playing football and cows grazing peacefully on one side 😊. But I am sure they must have enjoyed their freedom from human beings since March.
That night we had our book club meeting hosted by Todd Tyrtle. The members are from different parts of the globe and we just talk about things in general, but now it is mostly about Covid. And they we talk about the books we have read. We enjoy ourselves. I started listening to War and Peace in Audibles in September. Now I am listening to epilogue and three more hours of it 😊. It is a fascinating and wonderful book. Everything changes in this world but human nature does not really change.
One evening after returning from our walk, I started sneezing and sneezing. Oh my God, our thoughts first went to the virus !! Earlier cough and cold came and went but now we feel so worried about it. We have a lot of Tulsi ( Basil) plants in our garden. For a few days I was doing steam inhalation by adding a few leaves to the hot water. It is very refreshing and I am loving it.
The bulbuls once again tried to build their nests in different rooms on one corner of the tube light holder. Fortunately, they gave up and must be busy elsewhere. We hear them at different times of the day among the plants and flowers.
On the 19th my husband and his brother went to our village in our car but we engaged a driver for the day. They were going there for the first time after May. They had lunch in their maternal uncles’ home, who is also their lawyer.
To end, yesterday night I made sweet corn soup and earlier I baked masala whole wheat flour bread. Both came out well. I like baking breads 😊. Life goes on. I think all of us will be praying for a better new year.