Some times I feel like asking myself. Mayur, why do you bother so much? But thats a difficult answer to give. I have been like that, a thinking creature all my little life. I’m already on the wrong side of youth now and am capable of deciding what is right and wrong for me.
Yet, why do I keep going back to things and events that have been long and forgotten. I have already written a post named nostalgia. Its time to move on. Yet the mind keeps wandaring the memory jungle.
Hmmm… may be because my wife isn’t here and I’m missing her. Yes I’m!
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.