Everyday Moments (#SOL 2021

6-04-2021

The March SOLSC was great fun and I enjoyed everyday of it. It was challenging to imagine what to write every day. On the 31st when I posted my slice I was feeling very happy but there was an empty feeling on the 1st 😊. I did not know what to do after a month of writing everyday. The feeling persisted for two days. I had come across different forms of poetry and read about them. I read blogs by other bloggers but still I could not concentrate. I was reading a translation of a Kannada book. I went to the library and got it re-issued. The book is very good. Yesterday I purchased the Kannada book for my husband. The original is always the best. Some ideas cannot be expressed in English.

On the 2nd My neighbour and I went to the urban health centre in our town for the first dose of the vaccination. We did not get fever but there was slight stiffness in the arm for two days. But we have been reading in the papers that in spite of the getting the vaccination, people have been getting Covid 19. We can’t let down the guard.

One morning I made butter from the cream I had collected and remembered that I had written about it in March. My father-in-law’s first death anniversary rites and rituals are on the 10th, 11th and 12th. We are inviting first cousins and a few others on the 11th, but I don’t think many will be able to attend as the number of cases are increasing every day and many restrictions are being imposed. We will be performing the rituals in a temple hall.  On the 10th and 12th, it is only us and the priest in that same hall. My father-in-law was loved and respected by his family, relatives and all who came into contact with him. He passed away on March 24th last year and lockdown was imposed all over the country and just a few who lived near our village could attend. And this year too, not many will be able to attend. We sent invitation through WhatsApp and we called our relatives and talked to them too. We were talking to some of them after such a long time. My elder brother, sister-in-law and mother will come on the 11th. My mother will stay with us for a few months. She could not come whole of last year. She lives with my brother in Hyderabad. I washed and dried her clothes which had not been used since last February.

Aravind had some infection in his eye, he took an appointment with his doctor on the 3rd. I went with him to the hospital. We reached there at 9.30 and returned home only at 2.30. There were many tests to be done and all that takes time. The doctor said not to worry and has prescribed an eye gel and drops. After returning home we did not go for a walk, I was feeling tired.

Yesterday evening we went to EndPoint. Our favourite seat was empty, we enjoyed the peace and the sea breeze. I looked at the sun and clouds playing hide and seek 😊 giving their own beauty to our lives.

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 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. I did not go there in 2020. I started going in February but I have not been there for a month now because the number of Covid cases are increasing. There have been so many changes in our life, we will always remember the year 2020. 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.

5 comments

  1. Sorry the Solstice Blog has run its course. You were remarkable in finding interesting topics for 30 days. Still I enjoy your “Slice” just as much. Namasté

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  2. Every year for quite a long time we have been given an influenza vaccine. Apparently it is only about 65% efficient, yet we have never caught influenza. The covid vaccines are a lot more efficient than the influenza ones so we should all be OK.
    I often think that newspapers, certainly in England, see it as their duty to frighten their readers.

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