In and around in this time
As COVID-19 continues to rage in almost every part of the world, forcing lives of people and economies to slow down, it is an opportune time for us – humans – to reflect on our lives and if possible “reset” parts of our lives which are needed to be and possible to reset.
Personally – for me- it is very busy at the moment. Being at home means working three jobs – as I usually say: work-from-home, home-schooling (my kid) and work-at-home (read: household chores). In spite of the physical toil it involves, I am liking our current situation of being stuck at home most of the time (no lockdown in Thailand. A state of emergency has been declared and people have been encouraged to stay at home). After about two years I am spending considerable length of time with my daughter without having to think of rushing to places and doing things which is what usually happens when I am at work or we are travelling or even – at times – in weekends.
I also find that being at home has helped to quieten my mind to a great extent. I am not thinking of non-essential things as much (such as “what’s going on in this place!” “how are we going to do this?” at work. I still have deadlines though!). I am looking at birds again. To be honest, birds have not appeared all of a sudden in my neghbourhood because of decreased pollution levels (as it has been reported to happen in some parts of the world). They were always there. I even put birdseeds out for birds to eat on regular basis. Just that I hadn’t been noticing them of late.
Yesterday I took out my camera and long lens (70-200 mm) and shot some photos of birds and of the sunrise this morning. I am posting a few photos here. A blogpost was due for quite some time. It appears it has been ages since I have blogged.
Being with nature, observing birds, clicking photos and writing – these are a few of the things that bring me joy. Though I am still worried about COVID-19 medium-term fall out, I appreciate the opportunity to have these moments. Stay safe people!
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