The clock on her wall read 10 minutes past 11. It was nearing midnight. Street dogs were howling and wailing over God-alone-knows-what! She sat on her bed, with her face turned to the laptop in front of her. Her eyes were struggling to stay open. If her eyes were capable of speech, they would have screamed at her to allow them to close. Even if it’s just for a minute. But she and her eyes both knew that the minute would extend to a few hours until the sharp pain in her neck grows too strong to ignore!
Dreamland beckons her. All she had to do was give in and close her eyes. But she tried her best to chase away Sleep and Dreamland! For the average millennial, just like her, 24 hours seem to pass by in the blink of an eye!
Eventually Sleep and Dreamland won as she slept on top of the covers, blissfully unaware that she had forgotten to switch off the light in her room before she drifted off to sleep!
This is just a random musing. And yes, I strongly suspect that I am half-asleep even as I am writing this post. So, kindly forgive the typos and other spelling disasters that have put its spells on almost every line? Onam, the flagship festival of Kerala has started. This is not the first Onam that I have spent away from home. Yet, there is a distinct sensation that I am missing home, its surroundings, and more importantly, the fully-fledged Onam Sadhya! To all fellow Malayalis out there, Happy Onam (or should I say CorOnam?) Anyway, more about Onam later. When I am not this sleepy! Stay safe, take care.
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