Spare a thought for the homeless this winter.We are all talking about Christmas, new year, how to celebrate, how to make plans, resolutions. Last night after dinner I could hear some strange noise in the balcony, so switched on the light to see a smallish pigeon tucked neatly between the flowerpots. Surprisingly this bird did not make an attempt to escape. Morning, we kept few bits of groundnuts and some water and was amazed to see the bird finish and fly off.
This made me think about the birds and animals that have to endure the very cold nights and chilly mornings. The homeless adults and children sleeping on the footpaths, poor elderly people with just gunny bags on their shoulders huddled around all would have a tough time this winter season. Wish we could do something. May the government can open shelters for homeless like they do in the west and every Christmas(and thanksgiving day) many politicians and bureaucrat makes it a point to visit these shelters to serve food to the homeless.