Sunday, September 22, 2013

Remember the time when.............

“Childhood is not from birth to a certain age and at a certain age. The child is grown, and puts away childish things. Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies.” 
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Remember the time when you went for your first outing and hmm did something which got you embarrassed and today, you laugh over it?
Remember the time when you and whole of your family got together on a certain occasion and you had that adrenaline rush in you, running places?
Remember the time when you explored something new and beamed with joy?
Remember the time when you used to lead a carefree life devoid of any tensions, problems, living life king-size?
Well, That's Childhood.
Sometimes, when I realize that the past few years of my life has been spent in nothing but tensions, anxiety, loneliness, despair, frustration etc., those memories come from nowhere and strike you like a bullet. And I've always told my father and still keep telling him that "Wish we start growing up all over again"

“When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind.” 
― Patrick RothfussThe Name of the Wind

Childhood is that phase of life when you are inquisitive, learning new things, making friends, going out on vacations and having the best time of your life. We never care about what is kept in store for the future and who would at such an age? We discover and explore tons of stuff in our day-to-day life. Even today when I watch videos and pictures taken by my father when I was just a kid (in 4th grade or so. Okay, in all those years), those memories just capture me like roots holding a tree and takes me to a world where there is optimism written all over.
I’m now 18 and have realized that the world is not a simple place to live in. There is no free lunch. There are good and bad people all over the place and I have to deal with them all by myself and that are when I see that I've matured and my childhood is nothing but now a memoir of old photos and videos, which are currently lying somewhere, a place unknown which can be found only by chance.

“Grown-ups are complicated creatures, full of quirks and secrets.” 
Roald Dahl

As said by Roahl Dahl, we all have secrets within ourselves as we grow. Our fantasies, our dreams, our personal problems, relationship problems which make us look like a soul in despair. Growing-up means taking up a lot of responsibility on your hands and remaining faithful to them, leaving very little time for ourselves. When we think of childhood, we think of the innocence and the simplicity we possessed but then we realize we are beyond these things and now have both good and bad qualities beneath our souls but we can’t help it because some unavoidable circumstances at some point has made us so. But one day, out of the blue when we realize that we were before and what we are now, then our childhood memories will act like a balm on those sufferings we had to endure during those hard times. Not every time, but when you need it the most.

“Grown up, and that is a terribly hard thing to do. It is much easier to skip it and go from one childhood to another.” 
F. Scott Fitzgerald

I wrote this post because…… because I miss my childhood. I miss it each and every day of my life. What days those were!!Full of energy, that glitter in the eyes when I get something new or see or learn something new, pulling off pranks which may seem silly but worth remembering even today and the list doesn't simply end here. So my final message to all those kids who are on the verge of becoming teenagers and then to adulthood, Go out! Enjoy the sunlight, play sports, spend time with your family and friends. Never get tensed, depressed. You’ll be surely facing that at some point of time but for now, LIVE A TENSION-FREE LIFE!!
And the last thing- “Enjoy your childhood. Learn, explore and play”. This may look stereotypical but still, CHILDHOOD TIMES IS LIKE A PRECIOUS GEM. NEVER LOSE IT, YOU MAY REGRET THEN FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE!!

“[...] I grew up out of that strange, dreamy childhood of mine and went into the world of reality. I met with experiences that bruised my spirit - but they never harmed my ideal world. That was always mine to retreat into at will. I learned that that world and the real world clashed hopelessly and irreconcilably; and I learned to keep them apart so that the former might remain for me unspoiled. I learned to meet other people on their own ground since there seemed to be no meeting place on mine. I learned to hide the thoughts and dreams and fancies that had no place in the strife and clash of the market place. I found that it was useless to look for kindred souls in the multitude; one might stumble on such here and there, but as a rule it seemed to me that the majority of people lived for the things of time and sense alone and could not understand my other life. So I piped and danced to other people's piping - and held fast to my own soul as best I could.” 
L.M. Montgomery
, My Dear Mr. M: Letters to G.B. Macmillan from L.M. Montgomery



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  1. well bro those were happy days and i still hav those dreams of becoming a cricketer .

    but as i hav grown older
    my dreams shifted just like changing tides!
    i still wish that we could go back to our childhood!!

  2. Every child should retain the innocence with growth. Additionally, as the time moves, need to learn to face/handle the cruel world (read jungle raj). However, rightly pointed out by you, best part of one's life is, his/her childhood.

    Again a good once from your desk Karthik....keep going.

  3. As u started Childhood is not from birth to a certain age but certainly as you grow up the the wisdom increases and innocence of childhood reduces. But my dear human personality still have the child within. As soon as you achieve desired goals you become happy. There will be times when you will appreciate the presence of same child within.

    Nice Script.

    Wish U happy Blogging.