Day 16 : Something that you miss
There are many things that I miss. Most of the times, they get auto-blocked considering I have so many things to do at all given times. One thing that I cannot block and often comes to me in my dreams is my childhood.
Childhood to me is till 17, the wonderful 17 years that I spent at home – with the most amazing school buddies one could have.
I miss the quiet afternoons painting in the shade of the giant neem tree in our ground. Though I could hardly paint, I miss the pains I undertook to try to paint.
I miss the starry nights and the once-seen meteor shower where we counted upto 459 shooting stars. They were so near, the stars…
I miss Chunky, my cat. How she came running from about 5 blocks away when I called out from the terrace…
I miss my grandparents’ health. I do not like to see them frail.
I miss being awed by special effects in movies like the Jurassic Park.
I miss the grandeur of the zoo and the planetarium at Baroda – it is in ruins now. As a kid I was left open jawed at the shows, now there is hardly anyone to watch the shows. And the kids are noisy, dabble with mobile phones mid-show – I wish they had the same wonder as our generation. But I am too quick to judge, maybe they wonder at other things now…
I miss being the teacher’s pet. Being scolded and patted on the back, equally.
I miss playing music. I miss reading comics.
I miss being amazed by technology. The first time I handled a computer mouse. The DOS game ‘Carmen’ I played in Computer period…
Mostly, I miss my attitude towards life as a kid. It is there some lucky days; on other days I am forced by grown-ups into thinking like a grown-up – whatever that means, I still have to figure out what thinking like a grown-up means.
There are so many other things I miss…in a good way. But I am happy living on, each day, making new memories, buying new things – that I will someday miss. 🙂