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Tag: Coronavirus

Road to recovery

Road to recovery

Long after the coronavirus had been vanquished and the triumphant cries died down, people were still recovering. It would take many years to ameliorate everything.

After the lockdown, everything seemed elysian. As people saw the vast expanse of the calm ocean and fishes swimming without a care, they felt a ray of hope of normalcy. While many did a lot during the lockdown, it was time to start afresh by breaking a coconut. As someone put it – “When it is over said and done, it was a time and there was never enough of it.”

He was driven by wanderlust but he now knew that he had to shed such thoughts and beware dangers which lay ahead lest he ruffle feathers. Lying in bed with toes up, he remembered when he was his concupiscent self and tried to paw her. He missed her touch.

Linking to Ragtag Daily Prompt: Vanquish, Fandango One Word Challenge: Wanderlust, Your Daily Word Prompt: Ameliorate, Wordle #202, Prosery Monday: A Time and Fiction Monday: Beware

100 word fiction: Inevitable

100 word fiction: Inevitable

As the number of coronavirus cases and deaths passed one grim milestone after another, he felt that God had only been delaying the inevitable as far as his and his family’s health was concerned.

While he always adhered to all the regulations as specified by the health authorities, he also knew that life couldn’t be locked down forever. Humans are social animals after all.

Even after things opened up, he avoided the busy areas like restaurants, theaters and malls. But he did eventually go to open spaces like parks and beaches to get his moiety of happiness and fresh air.

Linking to Ragtag Daily Prompt: Beach, Fandango One Word Challenge: Inevitable, Your Daily Word Prompt: Moiety, Sunday Writing Prompt – Choosing your Context

Book Review – Kaleidoscope of Cheer and Hope

Book Review - Kaleidoscope of Cheer and Hope

Once the scale of this pandemic began to hit home, I am sure we all expected that a lot many books will be written and movies will be made in the years to come. It’s not everyday we live through a pandemic, do we? So thinking this, I picked up “Kaleidoscope of Cheer and Hope” by Manjulika Pramod.

The blurb goes like this –

This book is born in one of the most unprecedented times of history and it clearly aims to picture reality, create awareness, spread cheer, and convey that we are together in this pandemic. It thrives on authentic illustrations and vivid commentary on some of the most important events of the lockdown. The book promises visual meditation and helps in positive grieving.

The act of making personal notes and capturing the current situation into meaningful drawings gave birth to “Kaleidoscope of Cheer and Hope”. In these times of uncertainty and anxiety, the author felt a dire need to emphasize the importance of taking care of one’s mental health, social distancing, maintaining personal hygiene, expressing gratitude, and manifesting hope for humanity, and thus, she created a world for herself and others. Art turned out to be a powerful tool in this positive campaign.

For years, words and creations have been used as a response to uncertainty and catastrophe. The current scenario is no different. Hope this book helps you to introspect, emote, question, and preserve these unexpected times in more than one way.

These are unprecedented times not only for the current generation but for generations from the past and the future as well. The world hasn’t seen a pandemic of this kind in decades.

The cover of the book perfectly portrays what to expect. There are 50 different illustrations of life during the lockdown with interesting titbits thrown in about the way life went haywire.

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Frontline Workers

Frontline Workers

A challenge awaits them every second,

Fighting against unseen enemy,

They step out everyday,

In the hope that things can get better,

They wear all the protective gear,

Knowing fully well that any mistake can be disastrous,

They may sweat and get frustrated as the stress increases,

But they know that each life is as important as the next,

They do their job each day with utmost dedication,

To ensure that everyone else stays happy and contented,

Their families wait for their arrival,

Hoping that each day passes by without worry,

These are the frontline workers who ensure that so many of us can sleep happily every night even during this pandemic.

Linking to dVerse Challenge: OpenLink Night #267


Photography: En-route

Photography: En-route

This is from my flight this February which I had taken to return back to Kuwait  from India weeks before the world closed down its doors. At that time, I guess none of us had the slightest inkling that the world would go under lockdown.

One can only wonder as to when flying will return to pre-COVID levels again.

Linking to Tuesday Photo Challenge – Return


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