Monday, March 22, 2010

The Flowing Brook



Time, they say, is nature's way of making sure that events don't happen all at once! But, thinking retrospectively, now I feel that the years of growing up were one big episode of a multitude of related events. Maybe I'm right after all, and I know for certain that I miss those wonderful times of the past and will cherish them for all time to come, all the way up to the very end.

I have recounted to you stories of how I live in the present, but seldom about the way I did in the times before. Now that I feel I'm growing older, I feel a compelling urge to revisit those bygones in the attempt to rekindle a lost sense of warmth and time! Growing up was a journey much like a mission to discover and there was plenty to chance upon, both right and wrong! It was a time when the mind was asking questions about everything that was anew and fresh, that which was unseen and unfelt! Instances of new found love, emotion, desire and comfort were creeping into the mind like passengers on a journey into another world!

I had the world as an outback and it was strangely large and unexplored! There was a lot to do with possibilities being endless under the blue skies of freedom aided with a sense of undying quest. But there was also an urgency to grow up and get away from the routines of study and scores! It was a false belief that age would automatically yield the desired level of control over what one chose to do at one's whim and fancy without a conditional attribute!

Little was I to know that the best parts of life were being played out in the open, only never to be revisited in person once again, for learning soon dawned on me that time and tide waited for no man, or practically anything! Today, the memories last as if they were a movie that has left a lasting impression. But in essence, those times are gone into making me who I now am - with the ability to take full cognizance of the world around me, the people that live in it and the lives that are so distinct yet intricately woven together like well crafted tapestry!

We are all one in the sense of who we were! Maybe we've chosen different paths to fulfill the destiny that awaits us in the course of our journey! But to remember that we have behind us, a time as magnificent as childhood is perhaps among the most blissful of all occurrences one can chance upon in life!

Maybe thats why Pink Floyd sang High Hopes with the aptly famed verses of how "beyond the horizon of the place we lived when we were young, in a world of magnets and miracles, our thoughts strayed constantly and without boundary."


Footnotes:

This post is part 2 of a series of those which remember and pay tribute to the wonderful times of childhood. It was called for by fellow blogger Vimmuuu's tag!

The first part of this series immediately precedes this post and is titled 'Idyll's dream.'

24 comments:

  1. Loved reading it bro!!!! It is quite true, the best part in life is to recall all those sweet goneby moments.....

    And that was a beautiful pic raku.... ;)

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  2. Thanks for stopping by..
    Nice write up..
    Wonderful pic too!!

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  3. Nice written and so the truth !!!
    (I wish I was little again ;)
    Your last pic is very cute ..... LOL

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  4. Wonderful post. It is always nice to revisit those sweet moments. They may not come again, but will be with us always.

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  5. ho, ente rakesh chettaaa, how do you write this way ??? romaanjamaayi vaayichittu !!! :D :D :D

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  6. Hi Rakesh! Feel you're growing older? What would I say... ;))
    Excellent post!

    Thanks for your comments at Blogtrotter 2, which has now landed in Mexico. Enjoy and have a great week!!

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  7. Nice frills :D Nostalgia, nostalgia and then some more :)

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  8. thats a lovely write... memories and moments... reminds me of my own :)

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  9. Bharath

    Thanks very much! Am glad you liked it!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  10. Arti

    Thanks very much for a very appreciating comment!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  11. Anya

    Thanks so much! Am very happy you liked it!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  12. Rajesh

    Thanks very much!

    Indeed, trips to those yesteryears are always very rewarding and comforting to the mind!

    Lucky we are for memories that we treasure!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  13. Vimmuuu

    Ente ponnu mone, you are the reason I came up with this series and I must thank you for the opportunity which I thoroughly relished and continue doing so!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  14. Gil

    Thanks very much!

    Indeed, I do feel a lil older now - its perhaps a thing of the mind I must say!

    Glad you enjoyed this piece!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  15. Vibu

    Thanks budd!

    Indeed, a lot of nostalgia here!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  16. Rajlakshmi

    Thanks so much!

    Am glad I could take you on a journey! Truly a pleasure!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  17. Gosh... what beautiful photos? And you still have the ostrich outfit in the bottom foto? You should take one of yourself in your present day avatar with some costume like that. Make the comparison. It will be brilliant to see.

    Guess you are filling your time with nostalgia after getting back home. Good. Makes for good light reading. :)

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  18. AJ

    Looooooooooooool! I can't hold back my laughter on that ostrich outfit! Somehow, I too thought it to be so ;)

    An what would it be to do that all over again??????? Loooooooooooool!

    I'm sure enjoying the best of times staying @ home!

    Thanks pal! Good to see you back on blogs!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  19. A well cognizant post rakesh! I loved the way u described the reality of life and growth. Memories last forever, those cause hard impression.

    So nice pictures :)

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  20. Jeevan

    Many thanks pal! Truly appreciate your kind words!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  21. love the reminiscence, and the photos are just terribly touching, i love old photos, i think you take after your mum in the first one

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  22. B. C.

    Thanks very much! I love old pictures too, for they are very reminiscing and truly reflective of some of the best times in life!

    Thanks very much! Do have a good weekend!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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