My grandmother used to maintain a diary in which she recorded the minutest of details regarding her daily life. On some days I found she had an entry that said 'aaj aar kichhui lekhar nei' (today there is nothing to write). "What nonsense! I told her, why can't you leave the page blank, that would amount to the same thing", she merely smiled benignly. I wonder, she might have wanted to record the emptiness of her mind that day. Today I am having a similar feeling. After recoding the details of Madikeri, I feel an emptiness, as if all issues have been addressed, all the nuances captured, what now? At the same time I feel the urge to put down something, but what? Life has moved on after Madikeri,
-my daughter has started Class III at it was her first day of school yesterday.
-we received our first 'guest' in this house as our friends the Sanyals paid us a visit.
-my plants are flowering after the brief rains.
-Nimmi, my neighbour and friend, has left this accommodation so I have lost a source of interesting recipies, my daughter has lost a playmate and my son his first love.
-the landlord's family has brought home a little puppy to the joy of my children.
Well, thats all the stuff I can think of this moment, will be back when the block clears.