The festive season has kicked in and this week all the celebrations would be in full gear. Diwali starts today with Dhanteras and the main celebration is on Wednesday. I realised that as a family, we do not follow many Diwali traditions. Our celebrations are concentrated around the Lakshmi Pooja. That is it. May be that is the reason it does not feel festive enough yet. 🙁
Yesterday, as the public areas in our housing complex were lit up with fairy lights, my daughter looked at them and many other homes sporting the twinkling lights. “Why isn’t our house lit up?”, she asked. “I will get the lights a day before Diwali honey”, was what I told her.
This morning, as I was picking out an outfit for work, I swapped my trousers and top for a more traditional tunic and palazzo pants. Let us kick in the celebrations with that I told myself. Tomorrow, I will clean and decorate the house so that we are ready to welcome Goddess Lakshmi into our home on Diwali!
Linking this post to Malathi’s Diwali Link Up and Mel’s MicroblogMondays