On Sunday, a batman, minus the man part, decided to grace our house with its presence. I was alone in the house doing prep work for a culinary experiment, gluten-free pizza. Puneet had gone out to buy some ingredients. When I went to the living room, I saw this HUGE bat flying back and forth between my bedroom and the dining room. The moment it saw me standing all exposed, it flew toward me. I shrieked, ran to the kitchen, shut the kitchen door with a thud, and hid in the kitchen for 20-30 minutes; basically till my knight in shining armor came to save the damsel in distress. I made my dear husband search every nook and corner of the house but it seemed that Mr.Bat had flown back to where it belonged.
After an hour long search, I calmed down. This horrific incident ( at least to me) still troubles me. I know the bat is gone but it’s still present in my mind. Much like any other fear or bad incident that happened in the past. That fear, argument, injustice, abuse, heartbreak that happened in the past, but we decide to relive it everyday. A few of those bad moments still affect our being but most of them are foggy thoughts that hold no relevance in our present but we consciously decide to cover our minds and our lives with it.
Only if we could find a way to either cage these bats and train them to behave themselves and not enter our lives when they please to do so or find a way to exist peacefully in their presence..
Till all of us find a magical solution, shriek, scream, write, play loud music, cry or do whatever it takes to fight these unwelcome visitors. Just make sure that you keep expressing yourself so that you don’t let these bats become a permanent unwanted guest, who starts behaving like the house owner.
Happy living !!!