#SoCS Sept. 11, 2021

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “where.” Use it any way you’d like!

I could not stop smiling when I saw the ‘Dennis the Menace’ cartoon. Dennis is showing the land line telephone to Joey and telling him his parents use that phone to call their cell phones when they can’t find them 😊. It happens. We have done it so many times. We ask each other where our mobile phone is, we look for it for some time and then use the land phone. It does not help if the mobile is in silent mode 😊. That cartoon took me back to childhood and comics like Phantom, Mandrake, Asterix and so many more. We don’t see them anymore.

One evening, my husband was searching for his spectacles. We had just returned from our evening walk. We searched in every room, the word ‘where was in the air! We looked in the car too. My husband went to the kitchen to wash a tumbler when he saw his glasses on a box. He had kept them there earlier😊.

Recently, I read in the newspaper about child pornography. I think of all those missing children. Where are they and what happens to them? Life must be hell for them. Why do they have to suffer? How can people be so cruel? There are so many questions and no answers.

It is September and I wonder where have the days gone. When 2020 came to an end we thought life would be different. It has been different and tougher for so many. Today we were coming home in an autorickshaw. The driver told us during the first lockdown there was no work for many but they had their savings. They spent the money because they had to, thinking the virus would go away and life would return to normal. But life has not returned to what it was earlier. They have used up their savings. Now they do not earn much and so they cannot save. Prices of commodities are going up. Life has become so difficult for countless people. But life goes on.

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” ― Robert Frost

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. I’m probably wrong here, but I always feel that the politicians in India could do a lot more for the ordinary, poor, people. ON the other hand, I see very little of Indian news, so I would be more than happy to be proved wrong.


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