There is something exceedingly off about this picture… It is the middle of the day, there is no whine or banging of construction noises from the flat next door…. There is no pulsing music blaring at top volume… There are only the occasional burst of random fire crackers…
Is this really Diwali?
A peaceful, relaxed and frankly rather enjoyable Diwali?
Could it be that finally we can welcome Lakshmi into our homes with only the gentle glow of diyas?
Can I dare hope?? A few hours more will tell…
For those of you heading out soon to win or lose fortunes over cards, share merriment and gift giving with family and friends, let me add an exuberant ‘Happy Diwali!’ to the mercifully quiet chorus this year!
Does seem a bit like the Palladium’s Diwali decoration have almost a Christmasy feel?