November 7th, 2007

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Lack of mobility

Someone I know has not been able to walk for the past few days. (Tests are being done; it's not a paralysis, thankfully, but the problem persists.)

Amazing, one might be healthy in every other way, but a lack of mobility turns one's life upside down...one is totally dependent on others for so many small and large things, just going to the toilet is impossible and that dreadful thing, the bedpan, looms large in one's life...

Good health is a great, great blessing. I exercise, not to look good, but to have good health and physical independence.
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Happy Deepavali...slightly in advance!

We may be going out of town again today, so here's wishing everyone a very happy Deepavali or Dhanteras (the 13th day of the moon, dedicated to wealth!)(or Lakshmi Puja .. or Kaali Pujo in Bengal)....


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Many people begin a new year now, starting their business accounts afresh.

Several north Indians have a practice of playing cards (actually, 3-card poker) for money, throughout the night...it's their way of saluting Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. I suppose it is also a great reminder of how capriciously Lakshmi bestows her favours!