Share Your World #11

Share Your World 10-5-2020 is hosted by Melanie and she has a few questions for us.

When was the last time you tried something new?  How did that go for you?

I’ve tried a few new things during the four-five month period of lockdown, but the best two were- this blog and Dalgona coffee.

Cozy Quiet Corner has been a blessing, where I can read, write, experiment and learn in a vibrant community of fellow readers and writers.
My sister and I prepared Dalgona coffee, which became a trend in social media during the quarantine, just to see if it was worth its hype. It turned out well ๐Ÿ™‚

Whatโ€™s the most sensible thing youโ€™ve ever heard someone say?

In India, there is always someone who offers advice, whether wanted or not. So, I’ve heard a plethora of ‘wise’ sayings, advices and suggestions for a lot of situations in life- from the important to absurd.
But the two things that have stayed with me are :

1) If you can’t love yourself, don’t expect others to love you. If you don’t respect yourself, others won’t respect you. (It took me some time to grow into this little gem of a life lesson)
2) Each person is unique, regardless of how they are perceived or labelled by others. So why seek to be a sheep in a flock when you can be a gorgeous and ferocious lioness?

How old would you be if you didnโ€™t know how old you are?

Biologically, I would still age and be exactly as old I should be; but mentally, I think I’ll be atleast 10 years older than my current age.

Lastly, Iโ€™ll be doing one โ€œHalloweenโ€ themed question per week during October.  Those who donโ€™t observe the holiday are welcome to answer or to ignore it as they wish.
I don’t celebrate Halloween, though I think it’s a fun American holiday.

Fun  CREEPY Halloween Question:
Have you ever seen a โ€˜freshโ€™ corpse (aka dead body)?

Nope, not yet.
Here, we burn our dead at the crematorium, and often, the dead body is directly taken there from the hospital (if that’s the case). When a relative of mine passed away, I attended the post-cremation rituals.

GRATITUDE SECTION (always optional)

Do you enjoy any seasonal traditions around this time of year?

In the month of October, Durga Pujo is celebrated by Bengalis with a lot of fanfare, but this year, there will be no such celebration in my city. Of course, public gatherings must be avoided now, yet my inner-Bengali’s tiny heart does break.
But, I am grateful to Maa Durga for blessing me with health and prosperity during these challenging times.

ยฉ 2020, Cozy Quiet Corner.

10 thoughts on “Share Your World #11

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  1. Great answers, Priya! You are spot on about the free advice being doled out.
    Pujo with fanfare will surely be missed this year. I had written a couple of poems earlier on the celebrations. ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ

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  2. Such LOVELY ANSWERS โค๏ธ๐Ÿฆ‹
    Wholeheartedly agree with both the advices. I’m still learning to grow into the first one. Yup, each individual is unique.
    I will forever remember last year’s DURGA PUJO ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿฆ‰
    SUCH AMAZING MEMORIES. If everything was normal as last year then i would have come this year also. ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ‘
    Let’s hope next year is better.

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  3. Thank you Priya for Sharing Your World and a glimpse of your beautiful culture. I hope in the future that your celebrations can resume, perhaps next year? I find it so fascinating to read about the traditions and thoughts from your culture, thank you for providing some wisdom and a little education today! Have a great weekend!

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    1. You’re most welcome, Melanie. ๐Ÿ˜Š The world of blogging has made cultural integration so much easier โ˜บ๏ธ
      Next year, hopefully we’ll be able to celebrate our festival ๐Ÿ’™


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