Caring for Each Other
By: K Vanaja Malathy
A Constant two way battle between my mind and heart:
the mind, the thought processor of reason and the heart the emotional tick-tock analyzed
pandemic brought countless deaths and sufferance, said
the mind, a powerful thinker.
But your family has been safe, reminded the pre meditative heart..
Pandemic took away all the fun and excitement of entertainment,
groaned the mind wryly.
Can anything be more entertaining than being with the family for all three meals?
The judgment came from the passionate heart.
Everything virtual, kids miss social contacts, sighed the mind.
The warmth of an embrace from the parents can be more assuring, anyway, snapped the romantic heart.
Loneliness, hopelessness around, persisted the lovesick mind
The bliss of solitude, discover yourself…acquire new skills, comforted the zestful heart
Shortage everywhere, the mind pointed
Look for the abundance in nature around, It keeps you buoyant, tweeted the lovey- dovey heart
No celebrations, life is dry, the hasty mind groaned.
Celebrate abundance of good health, joy, happiness and love, revealed the lightheartedness of the heart.
How would I spend my leisure time? Interrogated the mind uneasily.
Infuse enthusiasm in yourself and people around,
Let despair not dominate your challenging spirit, advised the cautious heart.
Tell me in simple words, What do I do then? Mind was being impatient now.
CARE for yourself, Look better, Feel Better, Caring always starts with you! The heart didn’t like to lose the battle.
Somewhere inside me, a voice so feeble yet so firm and assuring whispered
‘Care your heart’
I obeyed my inner consciousness
texts, mails, calls, tweets flew out to all my near and dear ones,
A new hope kindled in me
I care for you!
Yes! Let’s care for each other!