Everyday Moments (#SOL-2022)


Fever, cough and cold is in the air and last week  was a bad one. Our neighbours too were suffering. And what is really exasperating is at the back of our minds we wonder whether it is Omicron. My daughter told me that in Germany they have a kit to examine themselves and they get the result soon. But I don’t think we have such kits here. But, most important we decided not to go for a Covid test because we had just cold and fever. We are almost fine now. 

Omicron cases are increasing and there was a fear of lockdown. But we read in the paper today there would be no lockdown. Lockdown is terrible for people who depend on their daily earnings. As it is online classes have started again in the different colleges of the university. That is a bad thing for autorickshaw drivers. There are very few passengers.  People are also saying that cough and cold is being diagnosed as Covid/Omicron. It is a difficult situation.

My husband lost two cousins last week. They both did not survive a heart attack. We were shocked and this brought home the truth that we do not know what will happen the next moment. I feel we should do what we want to do, now instead of waiting for another day.

Today evening we went to EndPoint for our evening walk. It was good, we had not gone outside our compound for more than a week.  The Mango tree by the side of our lane, a little away from our house is blooming. The tree looks so beautiful. And I wonder when I see mango blooms on different trees. The cycle of seasons keeps moving and  life goes on in spite of all the problems that come our way.

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 18th, 2022, is “cycle.” Use the word “cycle” any way you’d like. Have fun!

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. Yes, if one is fully vaccinated and in good health, the omicron variant seems to play out like the flu. Of course, I don’t remember having the flu for so long because I’ve gotten a flu vaccine for decades.

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  2. In the world today I think many of us wonder if that cough we get is something more than just a cold. Glad to hear you are on the road to recovery. Sorry to hear about the loss of your husband’s cousins. Yes, life is fragile and short. We do not know when our time is up. I believe in making the most of each day I am given because you never know.

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  3. I am sorry for the loss of two cousins last week. I think with Omicron, it is only a matter of time before most of us get it in some form, regardless. Let’s hope this virus mutates to a relatively benign form soon.

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  4. Sorry for your loss. It sounds like things are difficult where you are. Here in South Africa the peak of the Omicron has passed and things are getting less restricted. Still wearing masks, sanitising, social distancing however. I hope you all continue to get better.

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  5. Have lost too many close people in quick succession and that makes me take life a day at a time. Neither bitter nor upset but I am more aware of death and hence appreciate life and want to do as much as I can to make it easy for the people around me. I am sorry for your loss. Hugs.

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  6. This is one of the things that is uniting all of humanity right now. Every cough, every ache, every sniffle makes us wonder if it’s Covid. I hope we are all able to dodge it for a while longer, but I also know that we probably won’t! Best wishes for good health to you, Lakshmi!

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  7. This news hurts my heart to hear. Grief is difficult to begin with, and connected with this illness – it just makes even less sense. Here is wishing you all the love and healing of body and spirit. ❤

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  8. The same thing is happening to us. I caught the cough from my grandnephew who slept with me because his younger brother had fever and cough and colds. We have all recovered now. Our neighbor who had stage 4 lung cancer died last Monday and she was positive for Covid-19. So many people are dying.


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