Most of us are now staying at home, voluntarily or otherwise. It’s an opportunity and at the same time a threat as to how everyone can be kept occupied.
The below social media post from writer friend Smitha got the attention. It describes the present situation correctly.
We all talked about spending time with the family and then suddenly the opportunity is thrust on us. But there are a few hiccups.
It’s not easy to keep the youngsters occupied. Of course they also welcome spending time together, but not confined to the boundaries of home, mostly. Their ideas are picnic, holidays, outdoors etc.
There’s an amount of fear prevailing, and it’s quite natural. But the combined efforts are to get over the situation, somehow.
Some of us are in whatsapp groups and everybody there is forwarding messages and videos and hardly anybody reads them. So the forwards start something like “this is the best I have seen on it. Don’t miss it”. And sometimes some people forward misinformation and spread fear.
There are some good ones also. An ex colleague Brinda has this on social media.
“Can’t help feeling that there is a message from the universe there somewhere! We all need to take stock and look at life a little differently – maybe?”
And a forward from Sheethal
Let’s support each other.
And here’s something entertaining