Everyday Moments(#SOL-2022)

15-11-2022

Today afternoon I went to Asare. As it is part of our university and attached hospital, nursing students are posted there. A cultural programme is being held next month in the next town. The students were teaching the more active members to dance to a song. They were all having a lot of fun and it was something to smile about.

Yesterday afternoon I was removing dry clothes from the clothesline when I felt drops of water falling on me. I wondered. There were no dark clouds at all. I removed the clothes in a hurry. It started drizzling, and after a short while it was raining steadily and it rained for more than forty-five minutes. There were two really forceful thunders 😊. The weather became cooler, and we decided to go for a walk to End Point. The road with trees on both sides looked beautiful. The rain had given a fragrance to the atmosphere.

The road to EndPoint

One evening we went to the lake. My mother and I walk for fifteen minutes and return. My husband and Aravind walk around the lake, almost two kms. This is rainwater harvesting lake. The water level is going down slowly but the lake never dries up completely.

Last night, my husband’s old student came to see him. He had come as an examiner. Facebook has made it possible for my husband keep in contact with his students. They too appreciate the photos he posts of our place. It is so nice when students come to meet their teachers long after they have left the place.
 

Sunday afternoon I tried a new dish called Paddu. They are rice balls made from dosa batter. This needs a special pan, I had one for a long time but was using it for the first time 😊. This dish is very easy to make, I don’t know why I never made it. Here, most people believe that for anything to happen the correct time must come.

At night, Todd, Rupali, Kathrine and I met for tea-time meeting. It was really nice talking and listening across continents.

On the 10th was our granddaughter, Kavya’s birthday. How time flies! We prayed for our grandchildren’s good health and happiness. Sadje’s photo brought to mind that we all pray for ourselves and for our near and dear ones. Our prayers need not be answered at once, but I believe they will be when the right time comes. Of course we have to do our best and leave the rest to God.

Kavya was born in Germany, and I was there for almost three months and had a wonderful time. Advaith enjoyed being the big brother 😊. On Sunday Gayatri invited Kavya’s friends for a party. While clearing a cupboard, I came across photos of Aravind and Gayatri playing in the playground near our quarters. This was in the 1990s. We see the playground on our way to Endpoint and children of the 21st century are playing there 😊.

I am having a wonderful time listening to The Three Musketeers in Librivox. The narrator Mark F Smith is very good.

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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.

10 comments

  1. We are having so much rain. The past two days have been very wet, although after a third wet morning, it has cleared up at the moment. I can’t understand why the people on the news are always talking about a shortage of water. We certainly haven’t got one!

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  2. It is nice to reconnect with former students. We don’t always realize the impact we have On them until we meet them at a later dste. We had our first ground covering snow last night. Although pretty, the older I get the less of a fan I become.

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