Everyday Moments (#SOL- 2021 )


Last week, we had a shock of our lives. On the 6th evening we went to the temple park for our evening walk, we saw dark clouds and were wondering about it. At night it started drizzling and then it was pouring, with thunder and lightning. We don’t remember it ever raining in January. The whole week has been a cloudy one. On the 7th evening too it drizzled for quite some time with thunder and lightning. This rain is not good for agriculturists. I was talking to a cousin who has coffee plantation. She said it rained in their place too and has caused havoc to their plants. I think the year 2020 is continuing ☹.

We use tamarind in our cooking, my neighbour buys from a friend who have many trees in their garden. She said there has been no yield at all. They did not get even for their use. I usually buy from our co-operative society. Those who are suffering face so many hardships. Life is very difficult. It seems a little frivolous to admire cloudscapes. We have been seeing them due to the rains. They take so many different shapes and after a time  disperse and leave no trace of their earlier shape. One evening we went to EndPoint and because of the rains we could see the Arabian sea in the distance reflecting sunlight.

The cashew fruits are ripening in the Bank grounds , but the nuts have to become grey and hard before they are plucked.

I really do not know what to say about the Covid situation here. The number of people getting infected has come down. Earlier in the hospital in our place many wards had Covid patients but now it is not so. People with mild symptoms are not going to the hospital. Anyway, things are not normal because most of us are wearing masks while going out, online classes are still going in most schools. Students are missing regular schools and colleges. Just yesterday my neighbour asked me when we were going to be free from the mask. She misses going to the church. On top of this the new policy of WhatsApp is creating furore and confusion among users. So life is going on in spite of the virus !! It is so everywhere, we have to move on.

Yesterday we offered prayers and performed the monthly death anniversary rituals. My father-in-law passed away last March.  We were feeling lazy to go for a walk. My mother had her check-up, she lives in Hyderabad with my brother. Her doctor is happy with her recovery. She had mastectomy two months ago. She is fine and going regularly for her walks, morning and evening and enjoying books. I am happy for her.

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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. I used to 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. Covid-19 has made it difficult for me to go there regularly. Hopefully I will be able to go there again. 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. It does seem that 2021 is just a continuation of 2020. We have a huge spike here of the Covid-19 virus cases. The nut cases that stormed our capitol. Politicians acting like children. Yes, it seems 2020 has been revived.

    We have had less winter rain this year. So we are fortunate in that area. I hope your rains lessen for you.

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  2. The threat to your agriculture industry is hard to take. We need food and fiber.

    Here in California where we grow much of what the country eats, we have no rain. No water means fewer crops. Yet, the need for food during these dark times is intensifying. The food banks and charities are overrun by those who seek food.

    We must pray for our world to be healed.

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  3. Do not feel guilty, Lakshmi, enjoy the cloudscapes and whatever beauty you can find. Amid all life’s problems it is still a beautiful world.

    I am glad to hear your mother is doing well and is talking her walks. That is good news!


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