If someone would have said to me that i will be spending my April holidays stuck at home, I would have laughed! But here I am, sitting at home, not been out in over 2 weeks, while the world outside fights the pandemic.
It made me realise that I should journal my days as it would be an experience to look back, when nature claimed its land and resources and brought the humans on its knees
This time has taught me what is important in life. All the things that we pay importance to in our normal life have fallen by. What is left is life itself – time spent with family, lazy days, appreciating life’s small pleasures like tea anytime, staring at the rose bushes in the backyard, looking at a pollution free sky with parakeets and cockatoos, hearing laughter from all the backyards and kids squealing with parents. I hope that when the pandemic ends, the world will reset and this becomes the new normal,
My days start lazy these days but with all 3 of us at home all the time, most of my energy is spent planning meals. The day kicked off with tea in my backyard. It was raining in the morning and we spent a few hours sipping tea while chatting and just enjoying nature.
The weather demanded a fried breakfast, so I made poori-aloo. It brought back memories of weekends at my parents when this was one of our favourite breakfast. Lunch was a simple affair of leftovers while I made Khichdi for dinner.
With free evenings, each of us is taking turns choosing what to watch and today was my turn. I chose Harry Potter. We watched the first one and we have planned to binge watch all 7 over the next few days.
I am very grateful that I have a beautiful house and ample food in my larder. This is helping me spend some quality time with my family and putting things in perspective – we are all being challenged on what is really important in life. I just hope that we remember this and not get caught up when life resumes!