It’s not that time of the year without…
The frantic cleaning, scrubbing and washing
Of every nook and cranny, till it all sparkles as new.
The desperate search for the string lights
Carefully wrapped and packed away the year before.
The invites to Navaratri Golus
With all dolls out deities or not.
The general feeling of goodwill
Pervading everyone and everything.
The cooking smells from all kitchens
Indian mithais, laddus and coconut barfis.
The rangolis and kolums
And Lakshmi’s feet adorning doorways.
Oil soaked earthen diyas
Winking into the night.
Standing in the balcony to check
Whose lights shine the brightest.
The kandels and paper lanterns
Like dazzling hanging jewels.
New clothes, new zeal
And in general a new feel.
As if with all the cleaning, almost cathartically,
You have purged yourself too
From the messes and negativity
That engulfs you on a daily basis.
And you are squeaky clean
Just like your surroundings.
Shining from the inside.
Maybe a twinkling diya is winking
Making you glow.
At least for this time of the year.
[This post is written for the 3rd edition of #WordsMatter linkup hosted by Corinne, Parul and Shalini. This edition’s prompt is ‘It’s not that time of the year without…’]
I received this tag from Rachna Parmar at https://www.rachnaparmar.com . It’s my pleasure to pass on this tag to Ishieta at https://isheeriashealingcircles.com. There are 38 of us on this Blog Hop and it will be spread over 3 days – 4, 5, 6 October 2019. Do follow the #WordsMatter Blog Hop and prepare to be surprised!