Ever wondered how the most inconspicuous things in life bring you memories that matter most? Like a smell that reminds you of a certain day or place…a song that pull you into a time machine and shoots you back into the past…a scene from an ad/film that reminds you of a similar day/situation in your life…i dont know how many of you experience this and how often…but i do…almost everyday, all the time! Sometimes i wonder if i have a future at all 😀 …i always seem to be flitting between the past and the present 😉 .
The other day, i heard the song “agar thum mil jaaye” from the film Zeher, i was so reminded of the concrete paving at the park where i used to spend time with 2 lovely friends of mine in Dombivali, Mumbai. We used to go there every evening around 6…and just sit there staring at stars, guys and the love-bit couples who always used to find seats behind the board that said ” ” (yes, you guessed right; it was in hindi, which I don’t really think i read right)…
Then there is the feeling of getting wet in the rain…no matter where I am, i’m always reminded of GOA, PVR and Krishh…that day we were at the beach–my bro, ma best friend and my sunshine–we had so much fun till it started pouring heavily, and we had to rush off to PVR for cover. Wet from head to toe, we sat inside that freezing theatre, watching the worst film ever made!
The sight of the “next” electronics store reminds me of a broken foot and 100s of Mumbai’s foot-over-bridge steps that i crossed with it!! Oh the fun we had that June!
Tin Tin comics remind me of an Alliance Francais classmate whom i hated!
Barista reminds me of a slapstick joke that made a friend spurt out a mouthful of coffee over the clean walls there!
Odonil reminds me of a long-back crush!!!
All films that have babies and adoring parents remind me of Amma and Achan…and i wanna go home…to kerala…trivandrum…ooooh…i so miss them…i soo love them too!!!
Best of all: there is this weird smell (not a stink)…i dont know how to describe it (wish i could attach it to this post)…know what it reminds me of?? hehehe…you wouldn’t guess! it reminds me so much of my playschool bathroom!!! Hahaha…no, i repeat this isnt a stink. It was this squeaky clean place (where i used to spend most of my time to stay away from ABCs and I23s…)
And posts like this reminds me of my Alzheimers…i dont know what i’m writing…i logged in to write something i really wanted to let you all know…but it’s totally slipped ma mind…am not in the best of ma senses, i guess…missing home beeeeeg time….sorry for a bad time, guys! Imagine you never read this, please! 😀
P.S: This post will be edited and re-posted when the “senses” are bac 😀
There’s more….coming soon!
Memories are just a culmination of chemistry… It’s amazing what a few atoms and molecules can do… 🙂
wah nikhil, scientist 😛 chemistry, hun! but i guess that’s true!
I love the smell of early morning summer, gives nostalgia of those went by with sweet sour memories… also of the wet earth, reminds me of the younger days when i actually tasted the earth as i loved the smell so much… sorry, according to nikhil, tasted the molecule which actually stimulated my olfactory nerves and then went on to stimulate my taste buds [don’t want to write in too technical terms! 🙂 and confuse already an alzheimer’s brain 😛 ]
great nostalgic post!
memories r etched in one’s mind..u really can never forget em..
heyy i just luvvd this post…donno y…well…go check out my new blog…got inspired by yo..hehehe…
@Nikhil, Sakhi, Keshi and Ken….
I am honoured! yu all liked this incomplete post of mine! Special thanks tu Nikhil for telling me not tu delete it 😀
shall definitely write more senseless stuff 😀 errr…i mean…shall definitely write again when my sense are ‘out’ 😀
You’re welcome! Now, I’m waiting for more… It’s been a week since u posted this…. Write! Write! Write! 😀
Aren’t u so rt abt attaching that smell here .. thatz hw I feel too! We just can’t describe it 🙂
So right, swaram! 🙂
Odonil reminds you of a crush ???? Thats the best thing I have ever read in ages !!!!! 😀 😀 😀 😀