My boys were saying their evening prayers and Nish was being super loud. I had started the evening prayer routine with the aim to help them calm down after their bath and get ready for bed. “Shhh…nish” i said. “You don’t need to shout. God can hear you even if you whisper”. “Oh!” said Nish, looking a little confused. “I thought he liked loud noises”.
So much for how they have interpreted the city’s cacophonic approach to celebrating festivals. After the loud Ganpati processions and the navratri music and firecrackers, i could buy into that argument too i guess.
And so, while i am excited about Diwali and all the fun stuff we have planned for the family, I am dreading what the city will turn into for those days. Firecrackers going of at all hours, far exceeding the noise levels that can be tolerated by anyone’s ears…smoke choking the city’s lungs and rendering the air so smoggy that we will not be able to even see the sea link from our window…loud music…and my poor kids who hate these ridiculous decibels and noise making crackers…Nish with his allergic asthma which will flare up instantly…but then, like Nish said, maybe God likes it loud!!!