I will always associate this picture of the sunset with the lockdown during COVID-19. Don’t ask me which lockdown ‘coz they have all blurred in my head and I can’t for the life of me remember. My 30 minutes of peace at that time was walking on my terrace with my parents every evening.
The world had gone insane. Conspiracy theories were floating about and we were all characters in some dystopian novel. A pandemic was raging and fearmongering was on the rise in all WhatsApp groups and social media. Since my parents and I were in the high-risk category for COVID-19, it was pretty terrifying.
When I walked with my parents on the terrace, we spoke about a lot of things – our day-to-day concerns, my childhood, our lives in suburbia, and so much more.
Somehow, we have “made it through the wilderness” and I’m alive to write this blog post today.
I now look back on this picture and think about how I haven’t been able to walk on my terrace for more than a month and a half due to the intense heat wave in Chennai. As someone who has a very low threshold for heat, I’m mostly indoors these days.
Here’s hoping the weather improves and I can join my parents on their terrace walks soon. Cheers to sunsets!
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