Thursday, March 30, 2006

Young faces - unscarred by that rampaging beast called time. The young lean bodies sustained on bad mess food, unfattened yet by junk food and too much coffee.
Importantly, the easy smiles. Enthusiasm all over - the comfort of being with friends you can let your hair down with. Where mundane considerations like life, jobs and a career still seemed far away. Where a tough life meant things that were laughably smaller in comparison. Where fights were over things so ridiculously petty that they seemed like life-and-death back then.

Yes, an accidental viewing of old college photos brings back a flood of memories. The word, I believe, is "evocative". It's amazing how much can change in 6-7 years.

5 comments:

CAR said...

I suspect 3 things
1. You have met someone
2. You are about to get married
3. You really wanted VISTA bad!
You have just been acting too strange and too not ajay in the last couple of posts! Well, anyways, I miss the C D H and lastly the I block

Ajay said...

:-)

I was cleaning out some old boxes over the past few days and came across some old college albums. Really. As for the rest,

1.No comment.My parents may be reading this. The next thing I know, I won't be able to say what I'm saying for no.2. ;-)
2.No comment.
3.Not really. Vista will come when it will. Que sera sera...

Rane said...

I completely agree with your post. Nostalgia was not totally understood till I left uni and now when looking back, its with utter sadness. Life becomes so complicated after a while. I wish i was 5 again! don't u?

Ajay said...

As Dickens would say "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." I think I'm happy where I am right now. Life's not easy, but I think I can handle whatever life can throw at me. Being 5 again doesn't sound appealing to me :-)

Sameer said...

true and very well said..