The winter has set in now. Woollen suits are back on hangers. Heaters are again plugged to sockets. Blankets and quilts have occupied their place on beds. Steaming snacks and sweets are back on the dining table. Morning slumber has become quite enjoyable. Early to bed is alright, but early to rise is just not on in this season. The winter has simply changed life.
In the days to come, the winter will become colder and colder and we are fully geared to turn it into an opportunity to enjoy and relax. But what about those who have no defence against the winter- those who have no warm clothes, no blankets, no heaters, not even a shelter. They will be quite contented with the summer when they can sleep on the foot-path , get ready in the morning and be simply off to work. The thought of the approaching winter will be too scary to them. How will they protect themselves and their children against the biting cold ? Their minds will be full of worries. Many of them will not be able to pull through the winter. What is welcome to some will be giving them nightmares.
Why do we always think of our own comforts ? Why are we not able to empathise with hundreds and thousands of hapless souls, spread all around us ? Will all of them be there when the spring comes ?