I am enjoying the walking exercises by Lucy Wyndham-Read every morning. I started in the first week of May. Along with Pranayamas, they are a good beginning to my days. As the dawn breaks, I hear birds calling to each other. Construction work is going on behind our house. Every morning I hear someone calling out good morning in a jovial voice but I have not seen that person. That good morning makes me smile 😊. Our neighbour blows the conch each morning at about 6.15. Blowing the conch early in the morning is thought to be an auspicious beginning to the day. People blow the conch at dusk too. I cannot blow one. I have tried so many times but not a sound comes out 😊.
We have a swing in our enclosed verandah. I sit there sipping a mug of hot filter coffee, reading blogs. Birds come to eat chapati pieces. These days many babblers are coming. They do babble a lot 😊.
My husband reads the newspaper with his coffee. Then I go to prepare for breakfast. I usually finish my work by 11. After bath and lighting the lamp, I read a few pages from The Gita. I have the commentary by Swami Chinmayananda. I am stitching salwar kameez for myself. I find stitching so satisfying. I am listening to Anne of Green Gables in Librivox. I like the whole series. In fact, I have all the books but listening to the story is a nice experience. The narrator, Karen Savage is very good.
Yesterday afternoon I went to Asare. It is a home for the mentally challenged. I like going there though I feel very sad when I look at some of the members. But this is a good place and they are well looked after. It is horrifying to read about children and others being illtreated and abused in so many places. How can people behave is such an evil way? It is as if the very essence of life is removed and discarded. I remembered the photo by Sadje of water splashed out from a glass.
On Sunday we performed the death anniversary rites for my mother-in-law at home. My brother-in-law came for prayers. She passed away in 1980, she was just 47.
June is coming to an end. It has not rained as it should have. People are praying that it will rain more in the coming months. Otherwise, there will be problems.
Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 416 LIFE and Smile.
A smile from within
Lights up the whole atmosphere
Making life a joy.