Sunday, June 04, 2006

Sweet Memories!

A Walk in to the Past!

A blink of the eye is mighty powerful. If you want to keep things unchanged, then be a fish. Just when you lie down and try to recollect something that has happened in the day, one of your friends buzzes you. Most of us are nocturnal aren’t we? We sit through the nights chatting endlessly with friends. For this day I wanted to be a fish. For once I really didn’t want a change in old things.

I had to attend a TIME seminar today on ‘test taking strategies’. When I got back home, Vineeth (my family/childhood friend) called me up for lunch. I was actually waiting to go there. I didn’t waste a minute and within the blink of an eye I got there.

Much to my surprise some of my other family/childhood friends were already there. I was just so excited to see them after so many years. All of us lived in the same apartments for more than 10yrs. We studied in the same school. It was reunion of four (3 boys and a girl). The boys are a little younger to me while the girl is of my age.

We sat together, watched ‘The terminal’ movie (starring my fave Tom Hanks), had lunch and chatted for hours together recollecting all our old memories. We teased each other, shared our happiness and blah blah….. Vineeth then showed me BITS magazine. I was thrilled to see my name in the ‘acknowledgements’ sectionJ. The magazine had amazing articles and it was flawlessly crafted by Arun, whom Vineeth referred to as the ‘God of English’. He truly is, for his ‘Giridhara’ and the editor’s page.

After the discussion on the magazine and life in BITS, Vineeth played the ‘Kingdom of Heaven’ DVD. Half way through, I got up and said ‘let’s go to DAV public school’ where I studied till fourth standard. We were upset we weren’t allowed to see the entire place. We then decided to relive all those ten years. We went to our apartments. Everything changed; the colony, the apartment, the surroundings. There were huge grounds where we played cricket and ‘catch me if you can’. None exists now. I was disappointed to see more and more buildings, congested lanes and piles of garbage. Nevertheless the very sight of the apartments made memories fresh.

Two of my friends left early. I spent a little more time chatting with Vineeth. I gave him some words of advice on how to prepare for exams and take part in as many activities as possible in BITS keeping a good academic record. I thanked my aunt for a yummy lunch and got back home. I closed my eyes and recollected, yet again, all the moments spent today and then.

What a memorable walk in to the past!

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I’m sorry, I’m very bad at narrating events of the past. So the above piece might look below average in terms of language. I only wanted to put my thoughts on paper more than writing in good English.

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5 comments:

sum4me said...

dude that was a good emotional piece.
don't worry about your language. you will improve as you write more. In creative writing you can "Evolve" to be the "God of English" ( if you are smart you will see the irony)

Regardless, you can achieve anything in this world if you are confident. "Chappell and Dravid say it is all in the mind". So, stop being apolegetic of your work.

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