A Short Stroll out in the Lockdown

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Today, unlike other days, I woke up quite early in the morning and after a good chit chat over tea with dad (he’s a super-early riser; ever since I know) I urged him to be out for a short walk to the park right in front of our house, just across the road..umm say 15/20 steps down and take a left-  and you’d be there!! He was so deep into the newspaper but obliged and like a little child, i wore my shoes, he his and we were in the park.

My, my! What a magnificent sight it was. Two other ladies were walking swiftly, a man was offering prayers to the Lord Sun, the pundit ji was still mopping the floor of the temple..oh, i didn’t mention – this park is called ‘APNA PARK’ – meaning  ‘Our Park’ – It definitely felt so that very moment. I haven’t been here much, for usually, it’s over flowing with children playing, running around, doing anything and everything a kid can do in a park. Then there are old people, who find their cozy spots and rule out any other possibilities for someone like me. But well, that isn’t the case.

I am an unusual early riser and since lockdown, I felt suffocated shut inside for more than a month. I just had to get that fresh green air and blue sky under my skin! Evenings, many people come out so it’s like breaking the lockdown norms without a particular reason. Also, it felt as if I am in Australia – in one of its suburbs!

Ok, before I flow away, Back to Hisar –

There in the park, I walked with naked feet on the dewy grass (WOW) spotted 3 lady bugs (double wow) 2 butterflies (woweee) and few birds among which there was a parrot too! The variety of green leaves, colourful blossoms under the early sun looked fabulous that was gently spreading its wings covering the ground and in no time i could hear vendors selling vegetables and fruits etc. Was time for us to go. My dad was fresh as ever; he’s always been a morning person where as I felt a good concoction of happiness and energy.

Yes, my day was good. It was a changed day. I feel grateful to the universe and its forces, just took a minute’s break and saw the beautiful crescent with the nicest shiniest star- the Northern, I guess, we call it. If in your side of the country it’s a day – please go, go out for a walk or just sit and watch a sunrise. If it’s night..look at the moon, it sits so blissfully bright.

Stay Home. Stay Safe.
And yeah, don’t forget the masks!
Love,
N

Being Alive

Buzzing with Life
I have beeen quite busy
and well, you can say 
also a bit of lazy…
.
Medications play their role
and I am safer this time 
not going down that 
same old rabbit hole.
.
Here’s what I do
I call it My Routine
for now.
.
.
.
I go to school,
learn, read, and teach.
Around two in the noon
-it’s time for me to come home –
yes, I reach.
.
Then, I don’t know?!?
I eat and drink some
after which I rest a bit.
.
Later, I am yet unsure!
How time plays its game
on its very own…
I create a bit and write very little;
I also exercise
and mostly listen to some
beautiful songs.
.
Yeah, it’s just this.
Just all this and a little bit of that too
There’s much said than I do
But yes, I am fine
& I love my life!
.
How about you?
Lots of love
N

Phase in my Life

Though tired of my falls and the rise
I think, I have sort of acclimatised
to the life I have inside me and 
the life outside of me.

It still amuses me
how interesting a life can be
that has cycles of 
depression
aggression
repression, regression,
and various other ‘shuns’
turning into 
progression
satisfaction
minus the expectation(s)
Will this lead to an exhilaration?
Well, that isn’t the question.
At least,
not in the moment.
Yes,
some things lie dormant
but of course,
life can never be stagnant
… not for me
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this life is, i think…
in fact a strange juxtaposition.