History must be chuckling at us as it has a totally new chapter to write today.
The word ‘lockdown’ will now get a new meaning in our lexicon and who knows , how many synonyms will this term have .
The lockdown has brought so many facets of our life to the fore.
Thinking aloud , I bring one such thought to the fore – When Normal was boring.
When going to work everyday was a drudgery.
When travelling in the metro was a crowded boring experience.
When going to school everyday , as a teacher or a student , was monotonous.
When checking examination papers was tedious and appearing for exams was dreadful.
When School assemblies were thought of as repetitive and regimented .
When sitting in the classroom was an ordeal and chit chat in the staffrooms was meaningless gossip.
When getting a pedicure done was a ‘have to do chore’ and ordering stuff online was routinely boring.
When workout sessions in the gym were a drag and a jaunt to the close by Shopping Mall was insipid
When Sunday visits to extended family was a “have to go there “ affair and attending weddings was a social compulsion.
When buying fruit from the Sunday bazaar was a noisy affair and one which I just had to do !
Ah ! wouldn’t I give my left arm today for a juicy Pizza Hut treat or a Mediterranean salad ?
For a walk in the crowded Dilli Haat or a distant relative’s wedding.
For a real classroom with real children drowning me in their vivacious cacophony.
For a walk in my school and a high pitched warm “Good morning mam “.
For a push in the airport queue and a jostle in the transit shuttle.
When whims of the heart and were just a call away for awesome fruition .
Such is life !
When normal was boring and the heart craved for a break from the boring.
And now , the same heart yearns for the boring to be back !
So how many of you out there are praying for the normal to be back ?
What are you missing the most ?
Come, let’s talk about it