Lockdown Post 3: How is One Day Different From Another

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I love dressing up. Even at work, I always participated in ethnic days, where  I could get an opportunity to wear a sari.

When I was much younger and an intern, I used to wear Kurta and churidar one day, then formal skirt and shirt another day, and then formal pants and shirts.  In other words,  forget about repeating the same clothes I did not even like to repeat the same TYPE of outfit and used to alternate between Indian and western.

Somebody had asked me why, and I had said I want all days to be different. I want to distinguish the Tuesday from the Thursday. Otherwise every day looks the same. It becomes a big blur.

It will be three months now, since I have alternated between night pajama and day pajama! Today, I was so bored that I decided not to exercise. Just to do something different and break the daily routine!!

I asked for recommendations for movies, series, and thanks to all of you who gave me so many suggestions. My mind has been so restless. I have not watched anything since Homeland.   In fact,  when my partner and I try to watch something, I do not  even pay attention. I keep disturbing him, asking him what’s going on. He pauses to explain then I just leave it in the middle to do something (wash dishes) or sometimes to do nothing. He later tells me the movie was nice, and I would have liked it.

My grandmother used to say, ‘Cinema mein man hi nahi lagta hai’. I am turning into her…

A dear friend of mine asked me how did two books happen despite office work and housework with no maids and cooks.

I guess I just wanted the months to look different, if not the days.

I lived different lives through my characters, since the ‘normal’ life known to me, had become unrecognizable.

Do share with me what is making your days different from one another.

P.S. Family online parties on Zoom and Hangout have been a blessing. Do try it.


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