I hope that you enjoy reading this post on the weekly Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where eleven of us write on the same topic. Today’s topic has been chosen by Maria the gaelikaa. The ten other bloggers who write regularly are, in alphabetical order, Delirious, gaelikaa, Grannymar, Maxi, Maria SF, Padmum, Paul, Rohit,Shackman, The Old Fossil and Will. Do drop in on their blogs and see what their take is on this week’s topic. Since some of them may post late, do give some allowance for that too!

Despite my protests, Ranjan and Manjiree took me to The Pune Farmers Market last Sunday for lunch. I had heard about this periodic event from Ranjan as Karen Anand and her family are good friends of his. I finally succumbed and went to see for myself how the event is organised.

I was very pleasantly surprised to see excellent arrangements with a number of participants displaying a wide variety of products and more impressed with the milling crowds everywhere. Ranjan and Manjiree kept bumping into their friends while I too met some of my friends but since they too had to float around to see what was on offer, I soon found myself all alone wandering around.

I got tired soon and tried to sit somewhere and found that what was on offer for relics like me to sit were uncomfortable and suggested to Ranjan that I quietly go back home and so Ranjan distracted me by getting some excellent snacks to eat and Asheesh got me an exotic iced tea to wash it all down. After that little distraction, Ranjan sensed that I was uncomfortable and drove me back home to amuse myself with my regular distractions of the siesta, crossword puzzles, reading and internet activities.

Moral of the story? I have enough distractions in my existing life without having to look for new adventures. My physical and mental conditions have now been fine tuned to a certain level of comfortable ambiance without which distraction becomes painful.

20 thoughts on “Distractions.”

  1. You surprise me, Ramana. Don’t know how to respond. I would have thought a “distraction” as pleasant as you describe it would be welcomed. But then, maybe, there comes a time in life when we rather stick with the familiar. Who knows. Hope I won’t find out until a long distant future.

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  2. There is a contradiction here – a distraction is supposed to wean one away for the “usual” . But I can understand where you are coming from – after a while we are more comfortable with the “usual” and “surprises” are more like “shocks” ! And yet we are often ( pleasantly ) surprised ! No where was I …?

  3. See, that’s why I drop in instead of pulling you out! Bet you thought it was for the lunch and tea … πŸ˜›

  4. ditto cheerful monk !!!
    i don’t know if it’s nice to admit this. but i enjoy my own happy company. i read my books eat my simple food sit by my window when i can have cool fresh air (hopefully soon again) and i’m just happy!
    i need very few attractions. no was it detractions? LOL. well either one really.
    and it’s not like you don’t see your friends whom you enjoy in the park and such. i think you have a good balance rummy.
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  5. I like to occasionally do something, quite off the beaten track – either never done it or it’s been a long time…

    It keeps your mind active, gives you another dimension to talk about, even look-up on-line something that intrigued/inspired you.

    Yesterday, I got invited to tag along at a supermarket (one I don’t use now) with my young g/nephew/his Mum when buying a few party essentials…all I did was basically push the trolley, help my nephew select a few things…and look into other peoples’ trolleys!

    A sort of people-watching time out πŸ™‚
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  6. As Nandu said in his comment, I was weaned one away for the usual round of blog reading this week. I was just distracted with family and other outings. It was busy but fun!

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