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October 23, 2007

Life those days...

Today , all of a sudden i was taken back in time...years ago when life was soo very different...so very perfect!
and i realised im missing it bad...missing tht life back then...missing 'those' days...

--->when i used to wake up at 7.35 (school started at 8) without a care in the world and my mom used to hurry me up to school...while i continued with my dilly dallying,telling her about the dream she had woken me from (and how she used to always manage to save me from the two headed monsters there by waking me up right on time)
--->when i used to take ages to eat my breakfast making small triangles of my sandwiches while my di impatiently waited , fretting and fuming and going red in the face outta sheer frustration tht she'll have to reach class late again because of me...
---> when i couldent tie my shoelaces and used to look up helplessly at my dad while he would try hard to look the other way cos he wanted me to learn...
---> when i used to wait for my di to come with her friends and meet me during "recess" so tht i got to boast to all my friends about my di being in the secondary section...gosh! it was such a honour thn...even remember threatenin some of my classmates using tht thanks to which noone (atleast not anyone who dint have any "godfather/godmother" in the secondary section bullied me...heeheee :p
--->when i used to wait for my birthday juss to choose the shape of my birthday cake and the colour of my dress...from teddybear faces to buses to boats to airplanes, i had them all...i even remember having a "blue spider" shaped cake because i had insisted on it despite my parents and di warning me it would look funny...i only realised wht they meant when my friends refused to eat it on my birthday...shweta even cried out loud after seeing it...:-/
--->when i used to make handmade cards for all my friends and family on special occassions like birthdays and anniversaries...
my mom still has some of those much to my embarassment :-/
--->when i used to complain to my mom about teachers i hated, about classmates who would bully me and then feel happy when my mom gave me tht big hug whenever i was sad.
err...i still do tht sometimes, the only diff being i dont need to complain anymore...i juss ask her for a hug and she knows :)
---> when i used to fake all those stomach aches, coughs and colds and anticipatory fevers juss so tht i could skip school...nobody fell for my acting ever...but i STILL tried! :-/
--->when i used to spend hours with my colouring book and crayons and water colours ...often getting more colour on myself than on the book...
---> when life was all about coming home, finishing up homework, watchin tv, goin out to play,eating and sleeping...no worries, no tensions, no problems to deal with...ahh! tht was life! :)
---> when "ramayan" and "mahabharat" were a must see every sunday and i used to sit glued to the tv to watch them...
---> when i used to gulp down lunch as soon as possible because i dint want to miss "vikram aur betal" at 2pm in the afternoon...
---> when everyone at home used to sit to watch programmes like "surabhi" and "the world this week"...
---> when growing up was all about progressing from "tinkle","phantom", "mandrake" "amar chitrakatha" and "disney stories" to "archie comics" ,"famous five" "nancy drew"s...
---> when i further progressed to "nancy drew--case files"without anybodys knowledge as they were declared by my di as a taboo because thr was uncensored stuff involved...so i sneaked up behind her and borrowed (without her knowledge ofcourse...heeheee)a coupla casefiles from her collection..i was 12 then and very very curious :-/.now i wonder wht the big hype about nancy drew having a boyfriend and archie periodically kissing veronica and betty, was all about...but those days i was an idiotic nut with an even more idiotic "i know something" grin on my face while reading them..thanks to wch i was soon caught red handed by di...sigh!! so much for "the innocence of childhood"...
---> when i used to pester my mom and more often my di with all sorts of weird questions like "where do babies come from?" and "why cant ppl go for their first honeymoon with their kids?" and so on...dont grin!!we humans are a curious bunch..im sure we all have asked those as kids :-/
--->when "standing first" in class was a big victory and i couldent wait to get home and break the news to everyone...till it became a custom and everyone started taking it for granted ...hmpf!
--->when my mom hushed me down and hugged me between angry sobs and frustrated "why me's??" (yeah tht was a fav question even back then :-/) after getting a E grade at PT consoling me tht we cant be good at everything...
---> when my dad celebrated my success however small, be it winning an essay competition or getting a poem published in some kiddo mag or bagging first place in class with "black magic" icecream...mmmmmmm! wonderful...cant beat any icecream anyday...they stopped making it now though and thts exactly one of the reasons i miss those days all the more :(

That innocence of childhood, the small joys of those magic years, the bedtime stories told by mom as she tried to make me sleep, the tiffs and fights i had with kids from the colony over barbie dolls and jigsaw puzzles,the competitions of who would eat the most chocolates and the eating of toffees till we were fed up of eating them,the coming home with soiled clothes after falling down from bicycles and jumping into puddles of mucky rain water, the sheepish grin we all had on our faces when any of the moms questioned us about it,the "eternal division" of kitkats and toblerones between me and di, and then preserving mine till she finished hers (heehee)----i miss it all...

Those magic moments leave us with soo many memories as they silently vanish with each coming year...and we groe up!
Grow up to a life devoid of all these simple pleasures, grow up to a life filled with other matters wch gain importance...
somewhere somehow we lose out on tht innocence of childhood...

and then one fine evening, juss outta the blues, we begin to miss them-'those' days..those wonderful times, the memories of which will be cherished for ever and for always.:)

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29 comments:

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

oh my god! This is the best post ever! It fills my heart with so many emotions... :)

I am tempted to write something similar in my blog... can I?

Cosmic Joy said...

Its amazing how this "innocent child" can write with such amazing clarity and honesty! Loved it. It is always a pleasure to read your posts. Makes me always look forward to the next one!

Keshi said...

I always say that Childhood is the best years of any person's life...cos thats when we dun expect too much from life...we just live in the moment. I guess we still can do it? :)

Lovely pic of u Pri...the profile pic.

Keshi.

Pri said...

@ raaji
thanks raaji...glad u could relate to it...we all can i guess :)."the best days of life"...sigh!
As for writing on a similar line, sure,go ahead...as long as u mention me in ur credits...heehee ;P *devilish grin*

@ cosmic joy
thanks cosmic...its wonderful to know u read my work and appreciate it...ur comments mean a lot to me :)

@ keshi
ur right keshi...those definitely are the best days of life...more because we dont need to expect anything from life...life is only about small pleasures and "fun" seems to be the only emotion...
i agree we can still try to live in the same childlike spirit...but we would miss the innocence cos we are exposed to a whole lotta emotions now and we cant help but succumb to them at times...but neverthless i agree theres a child in all of us and it does show up at times...times when we are least aware of its presence---like while eating an icecream when all alone, or speaking baby talk with a kid when noones looking...so many instances wch could make the best "kodak moments" :)
heyy thanks for the compliment on the pic btw *blush blush* :D

Blog Boy said...

this reminds me of my childhood days...
Oh..god...it was awsum..no tensions and no worries..just pure fun....
I have read somewhere "The only time when a persont wants to be older is when they are child..."
really true...

magic_masala said...

u have not changed at all even after all those yrs :)
badi badi baatein karti ho magar ho choti bacchi ki tarah bilkul masoom..
stay the same all your life.
luv everything about u

Keshi said...

u look really nice Pri!


**we would miss the innocence

I agree..we r fed with so much of gory details of this world now, we can never really be free of that now.



**but neverthless i agree theres a child in all of us and it does show up at times...times when we are least aware of its presence

I hv many moments like that LOL! Just today when I was having lunch, I was so hungy I gobbled it like a 5yr old...if I looked in a mirror, I'd hv looked hideous...cos my mouth was so full it couldnt do anything, not even chew :):)


Keshi.

Abhishek Khanna said...

waow.. what a post..
can u spot small tears on the edges of my eyes...

A said...

Such a joy. Such a sheer joy. i m gone way back to the 80s when we were kids and we were so happy with limited sources of entertainment as compared to today.............

gawd how do u write this!!!! such a magnificent nostalgia.

i loved it to the core.......fundooooooooooooooooo

The Witch Of Portobello said...

Hiiiii Kiddo!!Finally we get a face to go with nostalgia.You look very cute!!
Now coming to the post:)It took me back in time....amazing way with words.
I am a regular reader of ur blog;)although i might not comment as regularly.But like i always say YOU ROCK!!!!Keep BLOGGIN!!

Pri said...

@ blog boy
absolutely blogboy...ad when we r old enough to realise what "being older" brings and takes from us in the bargain, thts when we yearn for those wonder years gone by ...

@ magic_masala
thanks dear...its because of friends like u in life that it seems so much easier and brighter :)
p.s: sorry wasent around when u called the other day...

@ keshi
thanks again keshi :)
heyy and i wish i was around to see the kid in u chomping away to glory :D...thts the kinda kodak moment me was talkin about...completely and happily unaware of what the world might think :)
We all need to pamper the kid within us once in a while...so no worries...
kudos!!

@ abhishek
heehee no but i can still see a coupla noodle strands on ur chin...bilkul bachon ki tarah khate ho ;p...(and im sure ONLY u know wht im talkin about)
glad it had the "maggie" effect on u though...thts a huge award--much bigger than the tear brimmed eyes ;)
ENJOY!!

@ A
thanks ashy...but yess agree the 80's were really fundooo times...sometimes wish thr was a time machine wch would take us back in the past juss to relive it for a while...:)

@ witch of portobello
THANKS DI :-/ (yeah ppl,its her--"the necessary evil in my life" at it again) but seriously di,dont u think the handle u using is a bit freaky??...even if it means its inspired by one of ur fav books...sigh!!

Scribbler said...

The Wonder years? Hmmm even before you know every thing's gone:)

keep it rollin;)

KYRIE said...

The good old days :)
I miss mine too:) Life was so simple thn, sigh.

I had to wake up at 6 am for school though. Ugh!! My school was in the next town (:

anuj said...

u really have so much to talk abt all d time :P .. hehe .. m alwyz tired whn I reach d end .. ;) ..bt its wrth it ..

1. I was such an artist during d school dyz ;) .. used to make a lot of hand-made cards n thn a lot of 'Bhagvan-ji's' pictures .. it was quite a fun .. atleast it kept my head craving fr creativity .. n haha .. its funny .. bcause I was caught cheating in the ARTS exam in class 3 .. I mean the one n only time I cheated while in school .. after school .. its a diff case altogether :P

2. Watchin 'MB' and 'RAmayana' on sundays .. n whn d cable guy used to telecast d whole series in d evenings .. its been replaced largely by 'nach-baliye' n all .. which i dnt like much .. so its sad .. newyz m more in to music now .. n none in my family is .. :(

3. yuo obviously being curious abt the big things u knw .. like u said .. hehe .. I used to sneak in n watch english movies .. may b more fr the love of thm .. hehe .. I guess I need not lie .. :P .. all of us knw y wud a 12 yr old watch HBO while he doesnt really get wht d heck thy r sayin ..

4. Damn .. it was abt standing places in the class .. I guess my record was tht of 2nd n sadly nt 1st .. n I used to listen to all this pestering of .. y not 1st mostly .. :( .. bt thn its fine I guess .. I still can't escape tht .. hehe .. cause m 2nd in d college too .. hahahaha .. my gaaawd .. m such a looser :P

5. Wht I miss most was nt having a HELL lot of fun during the school dyz .. I mean we'r a bunch of frndz .. bt thn we'r nt a HELL Of a bunch of frndz .. u knw wat i mean .. thts d thing I miss d most ..

newyz .. it was an amazing read ..atleast it makes u happy :)

cheese doc.

anuj said...

seriously ..

fundooooooooooooooooooooo !!

AlOhOmOrA said...

yea u wish those time come bac..those
perfect times..but m sure during those times u musta felt i wonder wen i wil grow up....irony :)

c e e d y said...

Wow....nostalgia....seems like ages, I completely am in tune with you here.
I still just to relive that innocence and mischeif in life - read "calvin and hobbes". Makes we wander into the good old past....
This post will need a lazy lounge in the chair gaping into thin air to think what I enjoyed and am missing

Compassion Unlimitted said...

The trick is to keep the innocence alive by recounting the memories as often as possible..one thing which helps is to keep contact with those friends of childhood..believe me you would recount those happiness again and again and keep the flame alive !
TC
CU

CRUSTYBEEF said...

WOW!!!
Always,
Crusty~ :)

Thinking aloud said...

hey...very well written...and i could relate to everyone of those points...miss those carefree days...sigh...

u sound as curious as me...i too would sneak to find out those 'forbidden' things ;)

Abhishek Khanna said...

ssshhhhhh! ;)

Sweetstickychewy said...

:)) Pretty pretty post! loved it! it got me reading from the start to the end. lol..there is juz something abut having older brother and sisters with her ain;t it. lol!!:P i could idenitify with that part. The friends sure look up to you somewhat.:P

Cheeries! GREAT Read.

Pri said...

@ scribbler
yess u said it buddy! life's like tht...the most wonderful years of ur life go off like snap, leaving u with memories wch are etched in ur heart for ever...:)

@ kyrie
yeah..life was a lot more simpler then...gawd! how did u wake up at 6?? i could never wake up before 7.30 during school days...much to my sis's irritation for the delay...:D

@ anuj
hahaha...some set of meories u got there ...was real fun reading them :D (esp the "caught copying" bit...heeheee ..would love to know about it in detail..though im sure college life turned u into a pro at it later...heeehee..kidding ;P)

@ alohomora
yaa very true! they say u only miss something after its gone...:)
thts life--always was and always will be ironical...

@ ceedy
thanks ceedy...:)
But at the speed at wch life's rushing, do we really get the time to sit a while and reflect on those memories we would soo much love to delve in...
i guess time moves wayy too fast...and then juss out of the blues, it all comes back to u leaving u surprised and smiling how ur heart has managed to hang on to every cherished memory :)

Pri said...

@ compassion unlimited
yaa i agree thts the best way of connecting with ur past...but thn life does move at an amazing speed taking each of us in different directions and at times its not possible to catch up with friends on a regular basis no matter how much u want to...
We still try our best to keep ourselves updated on each others lives...and we know tht no matter how far apart, we are still there for each other :)
but anyhow, cant wish things could be back as before can we??Greedy we all are in tht respect :)

@ crustybeef
thanks for dropping by crusty :)...ur comments are much appreciated...

@ thinking aloud
heehee...u bet! i guess we all have "been there, done tht" :D
and yet never managed to find out and quench our curiosity enough...lol!!

@ abhishek
ok ok...shhhh! my lips are sealed...ur secret is safe, 'maggiboy' :p

@ sweetstickychewy
yaaa...absolutely! no matter how much we fight we still know tht we can run to them for help and they wouldent refuse...thts why i call older siblings a "necessary evil" :p
u cant live with them but u cant live without them too! :-/

Tejas said...

Nostalgic moents...beautiful moments. They never wither away :)

anuj said...

ohh .. yes tht art thing is a real weird stry .. hehe .. sure sometime ;)

Sam said...

sweet.......... those were the best days of my life.... especially after last night's conversation i really find this sweet!!

Pri said...

@ tejas
i totally agree with u :)

@ anuj
well im sure it is...maybe u should blog about it...would make an interesting read :)...and an embarrasing one too..heehee

@ sam
well thts wht those times are associated with anyways...sweet memories :) and the most cherished ones too...

Sam said...

Beautiful.. :)