Everyday Moments (#SOL-2021)

27-12-2021

The last slice of life of this year. I think I started posting in Slice of Life in October 2017. I enjoy it. Sometimes I just go through the Slices to see what had happened then. This year I took part in the March writing challenge. It was fun. I was happy that I could post every day.

On the 23rd my mother came with my sister-in-law. She will be with us till March. She came to attend my cousin’s grandson’s wedding. My cousin  and my mother have been very close to each other since my parents’ wedding in 1959.

On the 25th we went to Puttur, a small town where my parents lived for almost thirty years. They have a house in two acres of land which is being looked after by their tenants. That house is special to all of us.

The wedding, on the 26th, was held in a hall in Puttur. We met our cousins and their children after almost two years. In a way WhatsApp is a boon, it has helped us to be in some contact. But it was good to meet in person.  My husband had to attend the engagement ceremony of his cousin’s son. We are meeting people and most of them do not wear masks !! We keep thinking if Omicron is round the corner.

Life is going on. Last week we were talking to Gayatri, my daughter, when Kavya called her in great excitement. The reddish orange sun thrilled her, she wanted her mother to see it. Sunsets and sunrises never fail to thrill. Kavya and classmates talked about Dracula in school. She came home and asked her father about it. She drew pictures of Dracula 😊. I asked her if she was not scared. She said no and her father would look after her😊. Advaith and Kavya are having Christmas holidays now. Gayatri, Vinay and children love trekking.

Bulbuls were desperately trying to build their nests inside the house, this time they were trying to make one on the blades of the fan !! We were not here for two days, they must be building elsewhere. On our way back from Puttur we saw trees with blooming Golden Laburnum. They looked beautiful but we were surprised. They usually bloom in march and April. Changes are happening.

Dear friends, we wish you, your family and friends a very Happy New Year.

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.

15 comments

  1. I am so glad you write. I enjoy your rich story-moments and your breathtaking photos.Thank you for the New Year wishes and the reminder that changes are happening, to notice the unexpected. Here’s to a prosperous year of joy to you and yours!

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  2. It is wonderful to share time with family but sad that Covid is always in the back of our minds. Thank you for the New Year’s wishes. May you and your family have a healthy and Happy New Year as well.

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