Daily Prompt: Daily Ritual

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Think about your day. Select one of your daily rituals and explain to us:Why do you do what you do? How did you come to adopt this ritual? What happens on days you can’t perform it?

One of my daily ritual is waking up before sunrise to pray. The time changes according to the season. In summer it can be at 2 AM. I don’t mind waking up at that hour. In my mind I know after twenty five minutes, I’m free to go back to bed and sleep.

Normally the latest I’d stay in bed would be 8 AM , beyond that I cannot contain my conscience it doesn’t stop reminding me, it’s time to leave the bed.

Next prayer time is noon hour, which I do on time, sometimes I may be late  by one hour, to take care of outside chores. I do have enough time to pray, it starts at noon and can be up to 2 PM or 4.30 PM depending on the season. In summer I get more time, the days are long.

There is a prayer after the noon hour, here we get time up to a few minutes before sunset, which gives us time to do  other chores, like cooking.

Next is the prayer after sunset,for this prayer we don’t get too much time to wait. Some say it should be done within a few minutes, others are of the opinion that to pray within the hour is fine. I pray as soon as the sunsets. My mom felt we should not delay praying after sunset.

The last one is hour and a half after the sunset prayer. It is longer. Usually we get plenty of time to pray. Back in my original home i.e. Bangladesh, the people have supper very late, as late as 10.00 PM it can even be 11.00 PM.

We always ate our supper between 6 or 7 PM .My father went to work before 8 AM. My school bus picked me up at 6 AM. Which meant we had to go to bed early.

The days I cannot perform are the days when I am traveling depending how long it takes to reach my destination.I missed my prayer schedule when I traveled to Bangladesh. It took three days to reach Dhaka city. This was the the time I was unable to carry on with my daily ritual..

It doesn’t happen frequently so I’m okay with it.

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DP Daily Prompt:Two Right Feet

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What are the things you need to do within 30 minutes of waking up to ensure your day gets off on the right foot? What happened the last time you didn’t do one of these things?

Every morning I wake up well before sunrise to say my prayer, this is the first prayer of the day and we are expected to say it before sunrise, it takes me twenty -four minutes to say it. It leaves five minutes out of the thirty minutes. Usually if I remember I turn on the TV for sunset time, this is how I use my five minutes. Knowing the sunset time is necessary it helps me to say the evening prayer on time.

If I miss my morning prayer I do not feel so good, I try to make it up as soon as I can, but it’s always after sunrise,I only say the important prayer, it takes me no more than three to four minutes. I feel awful all day,because my routine is disturbed I can only blame myself for not waking up early.

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Tagore song, posted and translated by ranu

I will offer a prayer

for all my sorrows

at the end of this day.

My prayer of sorrow

is not completed.

When the evening shadow announces

the end of the day,

When the birds fly into their nest,

And the evening bell is rung for worship

then the last of my life’s light

will burn.

Memories of my pain

bind me in knots of deep despair,

It’s filled up in my mind this day

When the sacrificial fire of worship

releases the knots of my despair

One by one stars will appear ,

They will  fly freely in the sky

With the vision of  sunset

there will be preparations

to complete my prayer of sorrow!



Tagore song; ke jabi tora pare ogo ke posted and translated by Ranu

Who will go to the other side of the river,

I am waiting on the shore with my boat.

On the other side there is a garden,

They play all kinds of games.

On this side there is an endless

stretch of desert.

Who will go to the other side,

I am waiting on the shore with my boat.

It is daytime now, come who wants to go,

Why are you wasting time thinking?

The sun will set, the tail wind will stop blowing,

The boatman will anchor his boat,

In the evening.

Who will go to the other side of the river?




365 days Writing Prompts: Life after blogs

Your life without a computer: What does it look like?

There was a time when I wasn’t able to figure out how a computer works, it was due to my lack of interest. now that I have some knowledge, I feel my life without this wonderful gadget called the computer will be pretty dismal.

These are some of the things I’d miss, all the tips about cooking and baking; the sunset and sunrise times; all about famous people who made a  difference to our world;  and how something works if I lose the manual. There are so many things I’ll have to do without.

The emails, it costs no money to send them and how quickly they are received. The online course I’m doing.

My life would be dull without this amazing technology, I’d probably sit in my room twiddling my thumbs, and wonder how did I ever do without a computer.

So dear WordPress my life without a computer does not look good at all!