Sunday, December 13, 2020
Thursday, October 01, 2020
It was your 64th birthday few days back and instead the calendar will yet again turn to the this unfaithful day of October, today it has been 6 years since you left me. Yes, me. Not the world, not everyone else, not your physical self, but me.
You passed away once in fraction of seconds and I relive those moments year after year. One mistake of an unknown person with no permission to drive the vehicle has proven to be fatal for you and I. Yes, others are upset too, every one is. People came over to express their sadness, they wrote "Rest In Peace" on your facebook profile, and then they vanished, just as suddenly as they appeared.
I re-read our old conversation sometimes like a child reads fairytales. I have cluthched the floor where they last laid you and cried my heart out wishing and hoping that at least that would bring you back. I still think that you are the only one who could help me decide the next step. I can not stop picturing my life with you in it.
Normal? Yes, very much. I think every child goes through these emotions sooner or later. Who do I complain too? I realized long back that no one on this mighty Earth can bring justice to what we faced as a family, no court of law can bring you back, nor any amount of money will every compensate for you being here with me.
It's only magic (no other explanation for it) that I do NOT cry as I pen this down today. Your death taught me many lessons which I wouldn't ever imagine. My life is stuck at the lift where I last saw you and waved you bye. From there till date, all I have done is keep myself occupied in as many things as possible to run away from reality. Now, it's time to stop.
I am honoured to have been born as your daughter, for the lessons you imparted, for the work you have done, and above all for how you kept the family together. Today, I want to use these teaching for the betterment of myself. You didnt bring me in this world to sulk and die, there are many things to be done and a lot more to be achieved, and facing my fate is one of the things which I need to do in order to truly move on and ahead in life.
I am sure these words are not going to reach you but penning it down makes me feel like the message is conveyed and acts as a reminder for myself and the way ahead. I wish things were different, but they are not. I wish you were here, but you are not. Although, it is never going to be okay but now I have learned to survive with it without blaming my faith and stars. Wish you peace, wherever you are as I sign off from my letter to you, probably for the last time. Good bye. 😌
Saturday, July 04, 2020
Sunday, April 26, 2020
Wednesday, April 08, 2020
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
· What can I do to help?
- Take up a challenge
- Learn some hobby
- Learn to cook
- Spend time with family
- Play board games, cards, antakshari, etc.
- Listen to soulful music, dance like no one is watching
- Meditate & Yoga
- Watch 1 movie a day
- Read a book
- Watch that TV series you always meant to
- Limit the time you watch the news
- Work out for at least 1 hour daily
- Video call all your friends and relatives
- Get certified online for any of your hobbies
- Small business - aim to go digital, explore your opportunities
- Working from home? – consider upgrading yourself with latest articles and impact on your field of work
- Budgeting – Budget your expenses and allocated them with care
- Follow the WHO, Prime Minister & Chief Minister for an authentic, first-hand account of news and data (this is eradicating all the rumors and keep you up to date)
- Communicate with your neighbors through the window
- Connect with all the acquaintances to check their wellbeing
- Clean and organize your house
- Help your mother/wife to maintain daily cleaning
- Get to know your family better
- Build an at-home obstacle course for your kids
- Set aside ‘activity time’ for your kids and you
- Show your children informative and educational videos
- Catch up on the documentaries which you may have missed
- Line up a few short movies, nataks (plays) on YouTube
- Spend time with your musical instruments
- Enroll yourself for various online classes taking place
- Catch up on the lost sleep, get plenty of rest
- Pamper yourself with a foot massage
- Prepare facial kits at home and come out of lockdown with a healthy glow
- Check with your neighbors when you go out for grocery (maybe only 1 person can go out and get the ration for both the households, however, do not visit their home or invite anyone over to your place)
- Go through your childhood memories (pictures, albums, souvenirs)
- Declutter your space and home
- Check up on your office colleagues and managers to see how they are coping up with everything
- Give yourself some time to just ‘stand and stare’ much like the poem
- Water your plants daily!
- Make a game out of the lockdown, involve the entire family, inculcate in house daily chores and allocated stars against each, the member with maximum stars at the end of lockdown deserves a special gift from every other family member. Let the race begin!