Not sure what the celebration is, but they have been chanting over the loudspeaker all night. Usually the road behind my window is quiet for a few hours (midnight until 4:00am or so), but last night there was a steady stream. Just like the sitting, I am losing some of my sound sensitivity too. When things get dropped or there are loud noises (which is rare) in the ashram, I barely notice. The blasting of verses has a very different quality than listening to music on youTube/iTunes--more to learn.
Water is always available
50/50 chance that we won't have water in the morning, but it has never not showed up--eventually.
When you are in your late teens/twenties you have less expectations for how you want to live your life. You are so busy doing that the quality of life isn't always as important. I have very simple requirements, but I can see that I do have a few desired requirements. At some point, I can always take a break and spend a few days in a hotel. I am one of the lucky ones, I have choices. The people who live below us and own the rooms, have a tougher go of it--no windows, small concrete rooms with no ventilation for the bathroom and bathing area, multiple people to a room. Ignorance is bliss? There is a mental corruption of sorts from knowing a different quality to physical life.
Always a lot to think about from the world at large: