…and scared dogs.
It would seem that the Hindi community in my immediate surroundings are pulling out the stops for their Festival of Light, also known as Devali.
Now I’m all happy for them, celebrating the inner light and such.
I get that you have to shoot firecrackers – I mean, all spirits are just sooo scared of noise!!!
And it does my heart good to see and hear how people care for the animals in the neighbourhood! How they take note of the anti-cracker posters going around on email and FB statusses.
Alas. This is not quite the case.
It seems they’re quiet now – for how long, I don’t know. But crackers have been shooting since nightfall. Instead of burning a few ghee lamps, they have to blaze up the area with noise and rockets.
I suppose there’s nothing for it, but to keep the dogs inside the house, until they have finished with their noise.
And onwards we forge to New year’s eve…