Month of September has a special place in my life. September 2021 was more than special.
In the first week of Sep, I was busy with exams of a management course I was undergoing. You can well understand condition of a 56-year-old appearing in exams. Believe you me the institution did not show any leniency in the conduct. But I am happy to share that I managed to get a reasonably good result.
Birthday in Sonmarg….
Post the exams I decided to go on a family tour to Ladakh, a high-altitude desert region in North India. I will post the details of the travel experience in another post. At this moment would just like to say that it was a wonderful experience.
I turned 56 on 19 Sep. We celebrated the day as a family in Sonmarg. (The gateway to Ladakh from Kashmir Valley). It was a perfect setting for celebration with a clear sky, near full moon, lovely river side and a beautiful weather. The place is just out of this world.
A friend bid Goodbye….
We were having a good trip in Ladakh when I got the news of my pet Winnie the Labrador falling sick. The tests revealed that the Kidneys had been badly infected. His condition deteriorated much faster than we anticipated. Despite the best of the treatment, he breathed his last on 29 Sep. He had been an integral part of our life last for more than 10 years. His death left us all heartbroken specially my daughter. Winnie had been her best friend last 10 years.
On 30 Sep I said final goodbye to the profession I had been part of last 35 years. Last more than 30 years life had revolved around the family and the profession. It will not be easy to lead a life minus the profession, I was so passionate about. Now I will have to work out a routine to keep myself creatively engaged and ensure my mind does not miss the professional life. I hope to keep myself engaged in social work and writing to remain sane.
I am back home now and hopefully will have enough time to continue with my hobby of writing. Though I will miss Winnie every single day. He was a real stress reliever. He was happy under any condition. Only time I saw pain on his face was in the last four days of his life. I am happy that he did not suffer too much because of the disease and passed away peacefully. May his soul Rest in Peace.