So there’s been a lot of talk about a new temple. No, no, I don’t meen the Ram Lalla temple in Ayodhya but a much smaller and humbler temple in our apartment complex.
Originally, it was a temporary structure but at the beginning of the year, donations were collected to make it a bit more grander and permanent. When I had left just before lockdown, work had started on the new temple but it came to a stop during lockdown.
Work resumed when the lockdown ended, and the temple was completed in August. I got my first glimpse of the temple this week, and this is how it has turned out.
I have been reading voraciously since the age of five when I first discovered the joys of reading. I would lap up anything in print. Unrolling an emptied newspaper cone with one hand, stuffing roasted peanuts in my mouth with the other, all the while devouring the printed content on the cone with my eyes, was one of my first experiences in hedonistic pleasure.
In fact, sometimes I feel that I am on an adventurous journey through the secret dreamworld of other people's imaginations, interspersed with occasional visits to my own life to attend events like graduation, first job, marriage, and so on.
As a true-blue reader, I think I am uniquely qualified to comment on and critique other people's works of labour. I can tell exactly what puts the average reader to sleep, what sets their pulse racing, and what has them salivating for more.
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3 thoughts on “Thursday Hops #8”
It is bright and shiny. How do you feel about the new temple?
Actually, for all practical purposes, I am an atheist. But still I do feel a sense of peace in most religious structures. Maybe it’s the devotion of others resonating in the space.
Fair enough. Also most religious places are pretty, especially the old ones.