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