Monday, July 30, 2007

In the mess...

It happened again.... that sunday afternoon, I was again sitting in between the mess... yups the mess of my room... I had decided to clean it. And as everytime the same thing happened, I was sitting in middle of the room, with things scattered all around me, pencils, guitar notes, music sheets, hand written notes, shells, colours, cards, letters, marbles, pearls, coffee mugs .....



Everytime I invariably open up everything... and then it is like another journey down memory lane...



There is this badge that I have, which states, Class Representative, that was way back in 8th class and that badge was made by my heart throb then, and I had preserved it, because that is the only material thing that I have of her, and that was the time I had recently read treasure Island and it was my fantasy that I should go with her to some unknown place and stay there for rest of the life.



Then I have these guitar notes, scribbled sitting at 7:30 am class with our guitar teacher. This guitar sir, had a notebook, where he had written all the songs, and he used to ask us to copy, and his hand writing was no better than doctor's prescription, that was the ritual for first ten minutes of the class, and this one fine day we were doing "Hero" song by Enrique( at that time I had no knowledge enrique, and I used to think it was Henry K), and I could not believe that the song lyrics has the following line..

"Would you mind if I touched your hips??"

It was only later that I realized that it was suppossed to be "lips"...



I have this collection of shells, that I have gathered it from various beaches... I had this photo of miss xyz and me, really cute one on one of my first trips to goa...



This crayon picture that I drew of vani Vilas dam, which I visited while driving from Pune to Bangy, and the place was so beautiful, with dam, sorrounded by mountains, which had wind mills, and I did not have camera, and I had reached home and immediately drawn it, but later to realized that I suck at drawing and it was a great mistake that I used to ask my mom to finish my drawing books..



Letters of just when i entered college, (did not have any mail id then) stating that I was so impressed with the food in hostel, sambhar and idlis... :)



There was this piece of bandage, which someone had tied on my leg, when once in the middle of the wroking day, when I was stupidly running around in the parking, and I fell full flat face down, and dragged myself along the ground for couple of feet, like the way they fall in movies, and I badly hurt my knee, and tore my jeans as well...



Dairies, colours, lots of bits and pieces written on paper, love letters, hate letters, time pass letters, letters which never found that way to post office... and so on...



And by the time I am looking at all this, it is already late, and it is raining outside, and I feel like sleeping. So as always I just put all this in the box, or rather boxes, and doze off.

The boxes have only been increasing in number as I am have going all collecting and attaching the immense sentimental value to all this..
:D

Goli

PS: Have been off blogger for a while, but am going to be back with quite a few of posts soon..

8 comments:

Ekta said...

hey well...dont we have have these little things which actually end up being the little treasures we preserve for life!

Reema Banerjee said...

collect them but dont collect too much. i used to do this until one day, a roach crawled out of the trash. gosh, how i screamed. never again. go on,clean up. hows life otherwise?

Vaidehi Dongre said...

looks like u are one of those people who cannot let go of stuff for emotional reasons. i used to be that way until; recently when i moved for a couple of times & then the boxes were too much to hold onto. anyway, a nice read!

SUCHARITA ROY said...

i brought star fishes from cape comorin...2 odd years back...but cuttack is so humid...finally my crustaceans crumbled from too much fungi on their shells and bit the dust...

a small trivia...i own just over 50 odd types of shells by far..and the list will grow....once i find a place where mom will not be able to throw them away...the smallest are hardly the size of the nal on the thumb..the largest is abt a foot across ...am i proud now? :) :)

Goli said...

@ekta: Yups we do keep preserving... and I find it amazing, how we keep getting senti over them.

@Reema: heheehehe. I did not encounter any roaches..Life is goody goody.

@vaidehi: For me it has become two cartons... lemme see how much they increase in coming years...

@sucharita: ONE FOOT LONG SHELL.... WoW that is something....

GeekBeyondRedemption said...

Good to read :-)...

I need to write something too :/

Alistair D'souza said...

its nice to hold certain things and let go of the others... hard... yeah... :-)

went to manchinbele today... took some nice pics...

Prude said...

hmmm sounds like you've stayed in one place for a long time...
Sheels...I collected tons once on my trip to kanyakumari...still hv the bag...the henry K part was too cute!! 8th class and off to unknown places wid a heart throb...whoa u were an early bloomer!! ;) But sentimentalists are always rare...keep stacking those boxes...there will be many more days like this one!