Drifting off…

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!

Author’s Note:

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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38 thoughts on “Drifting off…

  1. Glad you got off to dreamland despite the howling street dogs.
    My friend from India barely will touch my sweet dogs because of the memories of the street dogs. I do relate to the drifting and struggling to stay away Shweta!! And Yey, no errors.. 👍 ❤️Cindy

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    1. I love dogs. And I pet the street dogs too. Unlike most people, I find them to be cute, sweet and starving for affection (and food!) But most of my friends are terrified of dogs, especially the strays.
      Thank you so much for reading, Cindy.

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      1. Awww that’s so nice! They are so grateful to have your attention I’m sure! My Indian friends are generally terrified of even our domestic dogs and they say it’s because the remember the street dogs. It’s nice you break the mold!!! You are so welcome!! ❤️🥰 Cindy

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      2. Yes. They are very sweet. I come from a family of dog lovers. So I’ve never been scared of them. Even if they bark at me. 😂 I am just not scared of them. Haha, I’m glad to be an exception. Much love to you, Cindy 😃

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  2. My eyes are shouting at me right now .. it’s almost 1 in the night ..
    a very happy Onam Shweta ❤️.. staying away from celebrations at home is tough .. enjoy your lil celebration 😊

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    1. Haha. I know that feeling 🤣
      Been there. Done that! I hope you had a great night’s sleep.
      Thank you so much, HS. Yes, it’s tough being away from home for celebrations, especially when it’s Onam. It’s a huge deal for us. This isn’t the first Onam I’ve spent away from home but still that doesn’t make it any easier. Thank you once again, dear

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    1. Haha. This was what I wrote just before I drifted off to sleep. Hey Anisha, I had been on a break for a while. For some reason, blogging suddenly took a backseat. That’s why you haven’t seen me dropping over to your blog for nearly a month. But I’m slowly making my comeback. 😁

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