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Guests, and Visits

When you tell someone you are feeling lonely, somehow it becomes a prelude to getting invited (by that someone) to go, and stay. Ooh! I don’t want the invitation for God’s sake please. Just at the moment I’m wallowing in loneliness.

I find the invites not sincere when the person says, “Why don’t you come, and stay (for an indefinite period) with us? We will be so happy to have you.” Let me say, I for one won’t like a guest staying indefinitely with me, and I think it’s like that for most of us. I will find the situation intolerable. My question is why do they spew this nonsense? How can I leave my own home, and live with others?

That excludes my dear daughter. I love going, and visiting her. She does her best in looking after me. Although she is my daughter, but she coddles me as if she is my mother. Masha’Allah La Quwata Ilabillah.

For the past few months Son has been a traveler. His company sends him all over the country. In the beginning I thought that once the company starts having clientele in Houston, Son’s travels will stop, and I will have him for keeps. Alas! It’s not to be. The travels will increase in the coming months.

His travels increases my trepidation at being alone. Two weeks earlier I had a fall in the bathroom. Fortunately Son was at home. It was my own fault. Son, and I were going out for a walk. I rushed into the bathroom in a hurry, and didn’t put on the light. I needed to wear socks, and tried to sit on the stool in my bathroom in the dark. I went sprawling backwards,and hit my head on the floor. Lesson one learnt, Always put on the light 💡 first. Second one was getting a sturdier stool for sitting.

My elbows, and head hurt quite a bit for a few days, but I hid that from Son, fearful for getting continued lectures from him. I did get a marathon, as he helped me in getting up from the floor.

A False Vibe

The light yellow in the sky heralding the appearance of sun.


This is the color of sky to the west of the building. Here is the brighter yellow unlike the pale yellow on the right side.


With the Fall season the trees are shedding their green color. Yellows appeared first giving an illusion of sunlight, whereas the sun had long ago dipped into the horizon. In the mornings the same illusion persisted that the sun rays were trying to reach out, whereas the sky would be grey— no sun outside.

Falling Leaves

Daily Prompt: Autumn Leaves
Changing colors, dropping temperatures, pumpkin spice lattes: do these mainstays of Fall fill your heart with warmth — or with dread?

There is one day of Fall etched in my mind, and it won’t go away.

Leaves were littering the terrace of our home, and I had yet to clean them away. Interspersed with the leaves were a few honey bees blown with the wind. Maybe their wings were broken by the storm they faced. They lay on the terrace helplessly.

I was ironing my husband R’s clothes, after coming back from a funeral of R’s friend. R was having a brief respite from his rounds of chemotherapy.

The day was overcast. Gusts of wind blew, bringing with them a trepidation of a cold winter ahead. A slow dread was overtaking my spirits when I looked at the dark, and rainy weather.

Staring me in the face was the specter of death with its gloomy face. I was feeling apprehensive that it was going to come after R, and we may not be having time on our side.

So Fall brings back to me memories of that day in my life.