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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