Some things in life are meant to be cherished. Like a stolen kiss, or hot chocolate with marshmallows, or a holiday on that otherwise most dreadful of days – Monday! It can be easy to overlook the multi-layered blessings that come with a day off on Monday, hence necessitating this post. Say, for instance, I could wake up without the fear of risking my sanity in boarding the crowded Metro, and I have at my disposal the whole of the afternoon and the evening when I can be as lazy or as productive as I please (something that is likely to depend on the temperament of the sun which is yet to come up).
In many yesterdays, I would spend Republic Day watching the parade on television, with Mom planning on ordering in food later in the day. I also remember trudging along to Aga Khan Palace in Pune, with R taking me through the various moments in Indian history that have been captured there so beautifully. This year, the air is resplendent with new friendships and promises – courtesy Prime Minister Modi and US President Obama, photo-ops of whom are splashed all over Indian media and wherever else I look.
I plan to dedicate the rest of this Republic Day to living up to the most important rule in my life: do whatever brings you peace of mind (which can very well imply cozily staying in with a book and doing absolutely nothing else).
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