‘Who can stop if destined to die from the virus?’. With that well known quote entered my house, a friend to chide me for cancelling my air ticket to Baltimore, fearing infection from travel.
‘Totally agree’, I endorsed his views and as usual, added a quote learned during childhood- ‘. വിധിയെ എതിർത്തൊരു ജന്തു നീന്തുമോ ?’ Who can go against the Fate?
I didn’t stop with that . Requested my friend, not to enter in .
‘Wait there for a minute please. I’m getting water in a bucket to wash your legs and hands and also a torthumundu (short towel), to cover your mouth and nose.
‘Why torthumundu? You don’t have a spare mask?’, he enquired.
‘I have. But better to have a bigger mouth cover as I have severe cold and a mild fever since this morning’
‘OMG! Krishna, Krishna!’ He dashed out in no time, without waiting to hear my another quote, ‘Vidhi praptho manava!’