Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A short ride back in time...

It was morning time yesterday – clouds and sun played hide and seek as it usually does this time of the year at my side of the planet…. I was in a hurry as usual, heading towards the bus stop – on my way to work…. I usually love such weather but this seemed an unusually un-romantic day to me….thanks to the numerous thoughts that have been keeping me pre occupied over the past few days..

I would not have noticed anything on my way, given a chance … I was unreasonably late……when suddenly I glanced upon this small child …. Aged at most six, wearing a well pleated school uniform, hair tied up in neat ponytails, a perpetual smile on her face….but what caught my attention was her tiny finger clutching onto her father’s index finger…..what complete submission…what sense of absolute security …. What a rocking life!

Tracing down my memory lanes…..I could not help remember my days in montessori….the pleasure that filled my heart when daddy picked my school bag and the only load I had was a tiny water bottle…I still remember how much I jabbered when he and I walked past avenues…I still remember the beautiful smell of freshly baked bread from the bakery on the way....I still remember the games we'd play at "tiffin-break"!

Why on earth do we grow up! Why do we have to mature and start understanding the complications in life! Why do we have to make decisions and regret/ revel in their aftermath?

I wish I remained a child at heart for ever – unscathed by the perturbations of the world , untarnished by the darkness that accompanies adulthood…..I wish I could “return to innocence”………..

5 comments:

Impressionist said...

oh I wish I didnt grow up at all every single day!
I loved school. sad that my dad never came to pick me up, I wish he did! :P I always used to come back home along with my friends! :D
Nice post

-I

Pijush said...

Very well written post, I do feel the same :( , but we have to face. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Keshi said...

Lovely nostalgic post! And WB :)

**Why on earth do we grow up! Why do we have to mature and start understanding the complications in life! Why do we have to make decisions and regret/ revel in their aftermath?

I refuse to 'grow old' though I 'grew up'.


Keshi.

Priyanka Sarkar said...

@impressionist / pijush: thnx
Keshi: well said

asu said...

Well... live life the way you want to...think that there is no complications in life and do accordingly...How can we ever know how beautiful life was in those days if we never grow up?...