Sixth Month, Twenty-Ninth Day
Temperature- 42 Degree Celsius. Extremely humid.
Location: Bhatinda, Punjab, India
Clouds and rain seems to have deserted Bhatinda as temperature soared with each passing day. I saw my dad in pain today. He has been unable to eat due to the extremely hot conditions here in Bhatinda. The frequent power cuts worsened the conditions. He is 56 years old and I know how difficult it is for him to live in such extreme conditions. I hate the government’s policy of transfers. They would have been a little considerate and taken the age factor into consideration.
I saw my father changing sides as he tried to sleep. How painful is this! I want to earn loads and loads of money so that my father can retire early and live with us. I must study and master my Japanese language skills. Moreover, I must improve my writing. My desire to become a better son is driving me to do new things. I must struggle hard, come what may.
I composed this while I was helping dad take a nap in the afternoon.