5.4.07

Nostalgia

A snatch of a song ... a television jingle ..... a word in the newspaper ..... a stray chocolate wrapper lying on the road ....colours of spring... mangoes in summer.... a note that flies out of an old notebook ... a childhood promise sealed with dirty fingerprints... a dress ... a colour ... a photo that falls out of an old book ... a lost pencil ... an old bill ... words behind a notebook ... gully cricket ... padding up for the 'duck' scored ... 'houses made of chairs and bed sheets ... early morning trips to the railway station ... fights on the way back for the front seat in the car ... a conversation overheard... a childhood acquaintance long forgotten... the smell of jasmine strings ... the sight of loud vegetable vendors sweating in the sun ... a sequence of numbers ... a string of gibberish ... the sound of kids walking about innocent, inconsequential things ... cycle rickshaws ... an old movie dialogue ... morning walks at lalbagh ... climbing "mountains" and feeding deer ... a tree... a flower ... a leaf carefully preserved between the pages of a book ... a doodle .. a bottle .. patti's mysore pak ... thatha's wisdom ... the smell of amma's rasam ... the sound of appa's car at the gate ...

a touch of emotion .. a brief trip down memory lane ... the moment stashed away in memory ...... a hint of nostalgia .. life must go on.....

5 comments:

the persistence of time said...

nice. i didnt know u played gully cricket. wats ur top score? :)

Jyotsna said...

my score is classified information. the laras and tendulkars and anwars will develop inferiority complex if they hear abt my batting exploits!
It was more "passage" cricket - where if a ball touched a parked automobile, you were declared out; and a ball that hit a gate 3 m away w/o pitching was a six.

lamp said...

you should have seen our cricket

lamp said...

you should have seen our gully cricket

Prashant Patel said...

I'm reading today from very first blog and moving on..! :)
Too Good Jyotsna..! I Think woh
gaana "Meri Laundry ka Bill, Ek aadhi padhi novel" inspired from this blog :)