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Day 7 of lockdown. It's been a week since the entire country has been confined inside our homes leading a so-called monotonous life.
Today I got up earlier than usual and with a heavy mind. I made a cup of tea with the mindset of the beginning of just another day. But it was not. I went out and stood on my balcony which faces the southeast. The sun was rising through the eastern corner of my kitchen. Blue, yellow, red, orange, yellow, violet. The sky which we see every day all the time can be so colourful! It seemed like someone had splashed colours on a canvas. I never noticed this before !
I felt a sudden gust of fresh air on my face and it blew through my hair sweeping it away. The mango tree outside my balcony was full of lush green leaves bathed with the morning dew. Hundreds of baby mangoes swinging happily in the lap of nature. So many different types of birds were there in the tree! They were hopping from branch to branch. Their chirping and twittering deafened my ears. Butterflies, bees were all around looking for nectar. Morning has never been so beautiful.
My mindset changed completely. I started thinking about the positive effect this lockdown has brought in our lives in spite of all these problems. Last one week I never had to get up hearing the sudden doorbell when my maid comes and wakes me up. I did not have to race against time like all other normal mornings. I not only cook all meals of the day for my whole family but also eat together.
I always thought my husband was reticent in nature and never showed his feelings or thought in an expressive manner. But during the lockdown period when he saw me doing everything and tried to help by sometimes snatching the broom from my hand and started sweeping the floor, or rushing to the kitchen before me to wash the utensils. Now I understand him better than before and got a chance to see the true person which was hidden inside him without saying much.
Like me I think every one has become more thoughtful and compassionate about others . The most common excuse we all have used some time in our life is that "we did not get time to call " to hide our inability to be in touch. But now our inner selves are compelling us to call each other just to say two words... " take care ". It feels so good to see how the youngsters are coming forward to help others... it feels so good when one of them calls and tells not to worry, that they are just a phone call away. This lockdown has given us the time and opportunity to fix the broken threads with our near and dear ones.
Not only the children but we also have learned the correct way to wash hands which will keep us safe in the coming time. We all have become more hygienic than before. Otherwise how many of us religiously used to wash our hands before every meal?
This lockdown has shown us the true picture of humanity and poverty. When we see the struggle of thousands of people and children without food and shelter, we realize that this world is not a bed of roses and that life is not a fairy tale. We have learned to value food and save and stop wastage. We have learned to help each other, feed the poor and the stray animals who are entirely dependent on us.
In this modern time when families are becoming smaller and smaller, the lockdown has not only strengthened the bonding between families and friends but also intensified the bonding between the entire mankind. The demise of people who never belongs to us thousands of miles away , makes us sad . We pray for the health and safety of those whom we never met and never will.
I only hope this crisis period comes to an end soon and we get to see the sunrise in the morning when this world will be free from the deadly killer. And I also hope thereafter our togetherness persists and the world becomes a much better place to live than ever before.