Lockdown Day 19
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Today is the nineteenth day of the countrywide lockdown to fight the Coronavirus. Though new cases of Coronavirus ate still increasing in India and the world, there is hope that within the next thirty days or so, there will be a drastic reduction in new cases and life will slumber towards normalcy.
Today the world is celebrating Easter Sunday, the holy day of Christ's resurrection. This day gives us much hope in our fight against the Coronavirus. Whatever be the power of the evil forces, truth always prevails. God will listen to our prayers and will give us deliverance from the current pandemic.
We may be locked down in the house, but the mind is free. People are doing many innovative things to fight boredom. Many people are doing social work like sewing face masks and distributing to the Corona fighters. Ladies are learning new cuisines and are treating their incarcerated families to new delicacies. But gents are in for a surprise when after gorging on the delicacies, they are told to clean the utensils! These are little pranks played by ladies even in these tough times.
The lockdown has given us ample time to dig deep into the layers of the mind and reminisce about the good old days. I tried to recall all my classmates' names. On recollecting many names from the fading memory, I wondered how merrily we spent our childhood days. Many classmates with whom we had spent wonderful school days were lost in the mists of time as if they never existed. Now thinking about them has sent an exhilaration in the mind and there is a strong urge to at least meet them all at least once. One name particularly struck me, Inderjit Singh. He was my classmate for four years and we shared a special bond of friendship. Surprisingly I lost contact with him after I joined engineering college and he joined pharmacy in different cities. Then, in the late eighties, we didn't have mobile phones or social networking sites to stay in touch. However, after having searched him in Facebook etc. for many years, today I got a hint from someone known to him that I may get his contact details in a day or two. This will be another wonderful discovery of a lost piece of my childhood. I will be talking to him after thirty-one years! Perhaps ours is the last generation with lost friends. The millennials are well connected through social networking sites, never to be lost, virtually in contact always!
I hope all other people also try & find lost joys and moments from the times gone by until we find our freedom from Corona!