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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Good ol' days

Somewhere around Feb of this year, I decided to revisit Orkut.com. This was a site I was introduced to early 2005 but never sparked an interest. But for some reason, this year in Austin, it became the 'in' thing to do.

Anyways, talking about Orkut I know is opening a can of worms. So many different stories, so many new people, so many scandals, the list goes on. But this post is about a thought I had yesterday. Through this site, I have gotten in touch with quite a few of my high school friends. These were people who I last saw 10 years back! We used to be in our navy blue pinafores, white shirts, some of us in pig tails, all protected and unaware of the big bad world. And today, we are in completely different stages of life. Some of us are single, wild and partying hard (ahem!), some of us are doctors making a good sum in UK, some of us have been married for years and have a few toddlers running around!! Man! It feels soo weird talking to all these people. The minute you see them, you go back to where you left and you forget all that has happened in between. Just can't relate to them being anything other than that girl you shared every lunch with or that boy who pulled your pony tail in the school bus!

I miss those days. I miss coming home to my parents. I miss those family dinners where everyone would eat together and watch movies like Chupke chupke or Gol maal over and over. I miss my teachers punishing me for laughing too much in class! I miss my parents being the most powerful and knowledgeable people known to me. I miss sitting everyday next to my best friend in class for 8 hours and never running out of things to say. I miss those hot evening snacks my Mom would make when I came home from school. I miss those long phone conversations with classmates about how the "Quit India movement dates" are just the toughest to memorize. I miss sneaking and calling my friends without my parents knowledge. I miss the fear of getting caught. I miss the dependence. I miss it all!

8 Comments:

  • At 11/08/2006 8:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Well missy.. Wotever happened to Ms Independence huh? And I am not talking about that Kelly Clarkson song. Yeah, nostalgia is a weird feeling.. Pal mein rulati hai aur pal mein hansati hai. Two sides of the same flippety coin.
    As for Orkut.. Maybe you should move to Brazil. They seem to have too many fresh memories to think about instead of reminiscing in nostalgic moments. But then I don't understand Portuguese. For all I know, they must be scrapping each other with good ol' days chatter.
    I don't remember what I wanted to express in this comment. Oh well, too late now. Gotto..press..the.. publish... button. D'oh!

     
  • At 11/08/2006 8:47 AM, Blogger woorkeri wittynathan said…

    Nice post.

    One of my perennial favorites is 'Glory Days' by Bruce Springsteen. Give it an ear.

    The past seems lovelier after the event, the future seems more promising than ever. The present is as good as it's going to get! So, going with my previous theme, 'Live it up bitches!!!' :)

    Someday, you are going to miss stepping out of a 6th street club, thinkin 'What have I been grinding!' :D

     
  • At 11/08/2006 10:47 AM, Anonymous Stacy's Mom said…

    it became the 'in' thing to do - Disagree
    big bad world - Disagree
    I miss the dependence. I miss it all - Disagree

     
  • At 11/09/2006 7:12 AM, Anonymous pokiri said…

    To stacy's mom:

    Where is Stacy?

     
  • At 11/09/2006 12:00 PM, Blogger SternMystic said…

    You said it. We all like a world without responsibilities. A world where rebellion is our only form of expression. And that's how "hard rock" was born - a tangential statement, i know, but I always like to steal glory. Going by the same token, its why hostels are so much fun, cuz you have constraints and that's also why they say ppl with all the money in the world are never happy (I beg to disagree, but what the heck!!!).

     
  • At 11/09/2006 1:19 PM, Anonymous Concerned Citizen said…

    "People with all the money in the world are never Happy" - I've heard that before. Does that mean that people without it are the happiest? No!!
    Socialistic views never really help anyone except give excuses to the ones who want something for nothing.

     
  • At 11/10/2006 12:24 AM, Anonymous Stacy's Mom said…

    here!

     
  • At 11/10/2006 8:32 AM, Anonymous pokiri said…

    I asked for Stacy, not her mom.

    So SM - where is Stacy? aii wyuuuddd like vyuuu too tell me..ummkKK?

     

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