Irony? I think NOT.
Fasting for Navratri continues. Yesterday was proly the hardest day of the whole nine days. First, because the first few days are always harder–once you get used to fasting, it becomes less of a big deal. But also, because usually we eat one meal a day, a home-cooked meal for dinner after performing a puja. But on the second day, we restrict our diet to only liquids—juice, milk, and water—and we don’t eat a meal at all on that day. So yesterday was the third day, and after work I had the play, so by the time the the play was over, hell by the time it STARTED, I was ready to go home and EAT. Lol, crazy. The next 5 or 6 days should be all good though.
And what’s up? Why are people so quick to criticize others? People I work with know that I’m fasting right now, it’s all good. But I was talking to the old guy in our department and he was asking me about my fasting. I was explaining how we do it–friuts and nuts during the day and one meal at night–and he snapped back saying ‘oh, that’s not really fasting.’ Uh, hello? He started eluding to his co-workers who used to fast for Ramadan when he worked for an oil rig in Saudi Arabia, but I quickly cut him off and asked him ‘why don’t you tell me what rules YOU observe when YOU fast, and I’ll try following those.’ Not listening to what I was asking, he tried to go on about stories he was sparsely connected with before I asked him again ‘why don’t you tell me what rules YOU observe when YOU fast, and I’ll try following those.’ After hearing what I said this time around, he answered ‘oh, I don’t fast.’ ‘Well then stop being so critical about those who do.’ Followed by conversation about other things. Lol, I felt pretty good about myself.