One activity that I love to indulge in anytime is revisiting the memory land and how do I do it? Well, through the photos…I was going through a heap of old photos today. Instantly, I was taken to the desired destination-the memory land.
The ‘black and white’ of the photos made me remember the colourful childhood wherein I’m sitting in a bathtub, licking a dripping ice cream, ready to go to the school on that first day, playing with my brother, posing for the camera very stylishly, my first rangoli, me cutting the b’day cake…. etc etc. I started missing my parents, those times, my childhood, my friends, school and everything that I had as a child.
Then I moved on to another set of photos-the coloured ones- where I’m a grown up…in my teens and yet again the times spent in college and with friends, came back to me. Gradually, I moved on to the photos where I’m with H and then surprisingly there was suddenly no missing and looking back. I wondered why. Then I realized, because H is my ‘present’ and that is all I have even right at this moment with me, apart from having him in the photos. Yes, maybe that is why….
Photographs… how they capture all the good times and let them have you in the form tangible memories with you, lifelong. Have you wondered why don’t we take photos when we are sad or angry or fighting or crying? Because, even the camera was made to capture the golden moments, happy moments of our lives and keep them intact in the form of photos, which we can revisit and reminisce.
So isn’t there any message hidden behind this? Lives moves on and so do we-willingly or unwillingly. Bad memories are not to be captured and stored or revisited. They’re best to be forgotten and buried.
I’m reminded of this stanza from the song “Ek pyarr ka nagma hai”
Kuch pakar khona hai, kuch khokar pana hai
Jeevan ka matlab toh, ana aur jana hai…
Do pal ke jeevan se, ek umra churani hai….
How thoughtful of the lyricist…. Do pal ke jeevan se, ek umra churani hai…. such a deep meaning!
And this from the movie ‘Guzaarish’
Life is short, break the rules, forgive
quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did.
So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.
And recently that I read at LOI’s blog….THIS
Make the most of ‘now’ and create good memories to grow old with and look back with smiles and tears of happiness!