Schools were invented, I discovered, not for education, but for maintaining a sanity level of parents.
After the brat left for school today morning, I found myself sitting quietly for an hour, listening to the sounds of the neighborhood. If that sounds like meditation, it wasn't. I think my body-mind was taking time to adjust to someone's absence.
I was about to start work, when the hubby called from Delhi.
'Chill out,' he advised me. 'Take two three hours off.'
And so I found myself answering questions to this questionnaire, to determine how happy I really am. Almost all such stuff, I generally find useless, full of preconceived notions about how to be happy.
However, one particular question had me thinking.
In the past 12 months, how often did you help with or attend activities organized in your local area?
Both events happened in Ahmedabad.
Now that I am in Bangalore, I wonder where I will find something similar. While I plan my working life to make a living, I should also look for something that will expand my concerns beyond my home and give us that sense of belonging.