Once upon a time, we were in brown & white and canvas shoes. We lived in it for 14 years! But today, colorful sleeveless tops & jeans and sneakers have invaded our lives! However, my smiles are widest at the thought of those good old days!
Ten years back, we discussed scoring marks in exams and considered partying at Appoos. Today, we sip coffee from the next door Coffee Day and talk more about coding and job-hopping. …but sharing those chocolaty ice creams bought by pooling money was more joyful than fussing over hyped-up cappuccino. Isn’t it?
Those days, we were so tensed about getting answer papers signed by our parents. Today, we are worried about rising toor-dal and petrol prices. Now I realize – how silly I was then; those were not problems at all…!!
Even an unexpected candy could excite us then; but today, hardly we are content with what we have! And I’m still figuring out, what I really want in life!
A decade back, we were friends celebrating school life, making our days a carnival! Today we are wives or husbands or mommies or dads or boyfriends or girlfriends or fiancés. But nothing has ever done any harm to our friendship; the ship still sails happily!
Yeah; one more post on friendship…!! How can I not record this? …cos this Saturday was so special, in fact one of the most beautiful days so far this year!
About twenty of my batch mates in school got together at a restaurant in Bangalore and we let ourselves forget the present and go back in time, to those wonderful years of the past!! We held onto the things we treasure a lot, the things which we never want to lose – memories!
Life’s little joys are magical at times. It could easily make you the happiest being on earth! …like at one point in life, we found happiness and excitement in running around the big mango tree, cheering for Hamsa Geeth, Rag, Nad and Dwani, laughing at the one who got caught red-handed while peeping into neighbor’s test paper, crushing pappads in the canteen amidst the aroma of sambar, holding back the giggle listening to vice-principal’s gyan at morning assembly, celebrating birthdays giving coffee-toffees and bondas to friends, admiring the flower carpets during Onam celebrations followed by enjoying the delicious kheer served …and my list goes on and on and on…! Oh, those days were so lovely!
When we met again, we recalled all those wonderful moments and also shared what each of us accomplished in the last ten years! Love stories came from the most unexpected guys. Like this fellow - once a silent back bencher, narrated his eventful tale where he at last won the love & compassion of his parents and the girl’s family after much drama and hungama! Cheers and kudos to you, my dear buddy, on behalf of all of us! J I am indeed overjoyed to know that all of us are doing well personally and professionally. We have engineers, doctors, businessmen, entrepreneurs, writers, finance & marketing professionals …you name it and we have him/her amongst us! What more can selfless friends ask for?!
Friends, we really rock!! Let’s continue to be the same forever …and ever and ever! J
Are you also a proud Chinmayan? Then… post in your thoughts here about memories of school life. Even if you are not, you are always welcome to share your mind! J