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I have always wanted to write a diary. but in every attempt after writing for a few days the excitement fizzled off and it became more of a duty….and some days I just didn’t know if sharing was such a good idea. lot of times wrote and then tore the page.

 So far it has been an on and off thing. But I am planning to be regular from now on..its not going to be a daily affair…I will be sharing random bits every now and then and see how it goes this time.

let me start this series with a small incident from chapters of my child hood.

Of course when you are a kid nothing is small..not even a small twig floating in rain water.

Every thing is huge and always extremely important.

and it is sometimes extremely important to add some of your imagination while telling others about something…like

hey I saw a twig floating in a drain where I also saw a huge frog which jumped right at me and I somehow escaped..yup that does it

And in that busy childhood, homework was the only villain between us and all the wonders the nature had stored for us…somehow we would finish it  and run out to play in the sand or in the nearby abandoned golf course.

we used to play for hours in sand, make huge mounds and then two people would start making tunnel and see if our hands met and then we used to have this special sand tunnel hand shake…it used to make us so happy.

And then one day someone decided to make it a three tunnel hand shake.

It was huge….

so we started making tunnels and the moment our hand touched each other we did a hand shake and screamed in happiness and then went on to make 4 tunnel ,5 tunnel and so on hand shake.

Sometimes when I visit a small town and  see kids playing with sand ,all the memories of that day comes rushing back and I cant help but shake my head and smile..oh to relive those moments, those days…if there was some way just for one hour to go back….

I am just so blessed to have experienced it and thank God  for the memories and helping me keep that mischievous little kid alive inside….

Memoir links-

Magical Summers

As the story goes


The Lambretta Girl

22 responses »

  1. Beautifully written sheer nostalgia for sure.
    Thank you 🙂

  2. Lovely! The child is still alive in you

  3. Those happy days of childhood!!

  4. What a beautiful child you must have been, Soma! You made me remember making mud pies in the red clay soil where I grew up. We tried to eat them, but the grit was just too much! From the dirt, I got pin worms and had to take huge red pills to kill them! UGH! 🙂

    • oh i know but growing up would be half hearted if we had not tried tasting (almost) everything…
      psst tree barks do not taste like chocolate flakes do not try them 😆
      Thanks George

  5. WordsFallFromMyEyes

    You’re really interesting, Soma. I would love to read a diary of your thoughts, your moves in this world. You are very much alive, I think, and that is admirable.

  6. I am so happy that kid is still alive in you…but I knew that already. You are one of of kind, and a true friend! You are like a beautiful, and weedless garden! and I love ya!

    Hugs, xx ♥

    • Oh that image is so cute am soon going to make a page of all the beautiful cards you have given..each one is precious and full of love and warmth
      Thanks Deb
      You are the sweeeeeeeeeteeeeeest 🙂
      love ya 🙂

  7. “Of course when you are a kid nothing is small..not even a small twig floating in rain water.”

    SERIOUSLY ——— !!!!!! OH MY GOODNESS ………..



  8. I can’t remember which writer said that all you need to write is a childhood. I think you’d agree 🙂 Hope your week is lovely.

  9. Congrats Soma you deserve it. Keep up the good work.

  10. once i write enough i am planning to publish it as a book….

  11. lol Dad they are going to come up pretty soon he he ha ha hoo hoo

  12. I was really scared when I saw the Heading,crossed my finger and prayed to god to save me from the humiliating exposure of my not so loveable activities , specially during helping my children in their studies. Thanks Soma for your first instalment of beautiful diary.

  13. great start,waiting for more. Keep it up.

  14. Thanks Nishant abhi aap ka blog dekha, haan header area bada hai par aapne bahut sundar sajaya hai..simple sweet and very informative blog

  15. मैं भी ऐसा ही कुछ लिखा चाहता हूँ… इससे पहले कि जीवन की आपाधापी में मैं बहुत सी खट्टी-मीठी यादों को भुला बैठूं.
    लेकिन समझ में नहीं आता कि कहाँ से शुरुआत करूं.
    समय-समय पर यहाँ पढता रहूँगा. अच्छा लगता है.
    यह थीम मैंने भी लगाई है. बहुत सुन्दर है. हैडर इमेज कुछ ज्यादा ही चौड़ी है लेकिन बढ़िया है.


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