There are some days, when you feel like grabbing a cup of coffee, pulling a chair in your balcony (or sitting in the bay window) and remembering all the good things that have ever happened to you. Well I’m in my office. I had loads of work and hardly got time to eat, forget coffee. Yet I’m feeling nostalgic. Have you ever been through these things in your childhood?
- When I chased kites on busy roads, risking my life although I could buy two of them in a rupee.
- Had a ice gola on a stall outside despite being warned by mom about how unhygienic it is. Not telling her, yet she managing to find from your red and yellow tongue.
- Had Pani Puri around the corner of our area, 8 pooris in 1 rupee.
- Remember when I wanted to buy a new cricket bat but Papa didn’t allow because I didn’t know how to play with it.
- I remember beating my neighbor because he once laughed at me when I fell down while cycling.
- I remember watching the Air Force show and fearing when the planes went really close to us while we were sitting and watching.
- I also remember when Papa was not doing good in business and how our family shared a Luna (moped). They were tough times walking kilometers to the market for fetching vegetables.
- I remember my mom crying when I wanted her to buy a toy for me for securing good marks in exams. She had no money. I remember how my parents never fought, despite troubled times.
- The first time I went to a cricket stadium to watch the match.
- And then I remember when Papa bagged a big contract, how we all celebrated on a dhaba.
- Learning to drive our first car, and driving really rash. Good times were back.
- The first time I proposed a girl, I was just 16 and didn’t know what I was doing. 🙂
- And then the first time when I kissed.
- I remember when my papa gifted me a bike on my 18th birthday. I remember driving it at high speeds, trying to impress girls.
To be fair there are so many things I’m remembering, I’m losing count. Sigh! Good ol’days.