Over the weekend, I was reading Jeffery Archer’s Only Time Will Tell. The lifestyle of the people living before the Second World War has been depicted in a way, which made me think how could people be satisfied with that single telegram or with just a cup of tea for supper.
This may be the effect of reading the book, but I am on a contemplation mode. We often overlook the significance of simple things these days, not knowing how will life be, without them.
(a) I am not a vain person. To be frank, I do not even know what are the essentials of a make-up box. All I do is put some kaajal. But I doubt, there will be anyone who would not use the comb.
(b) Even with the regular visit to the malls and boutiques, nothing makes me more satisfied than wearing the well-fitted clothes which I get stitched from my tailor.
(c) Guests coming home for dinner? I do not worry about any elaborate menu consisting of starters and desserts. The simple dal-sabzi-rice makes them happy when I have a generous second or even third helpings of the same ready for them.
(d) The ball-point pen which rests in some corner of the dresser comes handy when you want to jot down a number, fill a form, sign a cheque, hold the socket while you plug in or doodle away to glory when you are free.
(e) One and two rupee coins are very valuable. You may say that they wont stay for long, but as of today, try taking a public transport without these coins and see the wrath of the conductor.
(f) With frequent power cuts now and then, the candle is what keeps us going through cooking and having dinner.
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