As the year draws close…we have festivities. In India the Hindus celebrate the festival of lights -Deepavali. It is the most important festival for us - lights, lamps, candles, sweets, gatherings, togetherness. The sound of crackers, its flare and luminous fury that lights up the night skies…of people visiting friends & kins…exchanging hugs & greetings. Like any other festival which too are defined by such sounds, lights and sights. Not very different from Christmas or new year. Last many years these have been occasions when my grief, loss and loneliness gets so painfully amplified. These are occasions I dread and I better be dead. There is nothing to celebrate but more to despair and nurse my bereavement…and there have been so many 😢
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