We are getting rains but not like they should be in June. At least this is better than what had happened in 2019. It did not rain even once in the month of June that year.
On Sunday evening Todd, Katherine and I had a wonderful time talking about books. Todd started our book club meetings in 2020. We tell about the books we have read.
Last month I purchased salwar kameez materials for myself. Here we get the materials as a set, for kameez, salwar and the dupatta. I like making dresses for myself. While stitching I listen to audio books in Librivox. Stories of Dr Dolittle are fun. I don’t remember reading them. Now I am listening Hans Brinker or The Silver Skates by Mary Mapes Dodge. I have read the book many times but I am enjoying listening to it 😊.
Another lady is coming as a volunteer at the Home for the Mentally challenged. She lives nearby and comes every day. I meet her twice a week. She was a teacher. She is a nice person. She loves going to temples and there are many temples in and around our town. She reads a lot and that is our bond 😊.
One morning we went to our town centre. We purchased a new washing machine. Our old one was giving some problems. Here the old machine is taken by the sellers, they give a little discount. It is not much but what can we do with two machines? They delivered the machine home and today their technician came and set it up. He showed me the working. It is fully automatic but simple to use.
Sunday afternoon we went to the Rajasthani Mess in our place. Homemade food is served and is very tasty. Usually there is a special rice, three side dishes, roti, a glass of buttermilk and a small cup with Churma. That day there was Dal Baati too. We can eat as much as we can and they charge Rs 100 per person. Of course we can’t much 😊but younger people must be enjoying themselves.
A friend had shifted to Chennai recently. She can see the Bay of Bengal from her house. She posted a beautiful photo of moonlight on the sea. The sea makes us see ourselves as something very small in an infinite world, like a grain of sand. Ships and boats add a touch of mystery to the waters. I remember this quotation.
Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence.
Many of us in our group got inspired and posted photos of the moon from our houses 😊. That was something to smile about. The Moon is always beautiful. I recently read in a commentary on the Taittiriya Upanishad that the moon is the ‘source of all essence’ in the living world.