It was the era, when we didn’t have the internet; we had comics.
Summer holidays was the time which was eagerly awaited by all. The time where after a competitive cricket match session eating ice-cream together while analyzing the match like Harsha Bhogle would make us tremendously happy.
We used to have a plan for every specific time of the day, used to start our day early with a warm up cricket match + swimming session. Heavy breakfast of parathas with overflowing butter…yummy. True happiness.
Due to the scorching heat, afternoon was spent playing cards, music dhamaka, ludo, recreating movies, quizzes, reading and sharing comics, video games to name a few. Aah….it was pure fun. These small sessions filled my afternoon with pure happiness.
Evening was the time when we used to have a fixed cricket match with local mohalla team. After assembling at the fixed point, we used to make strategies which generally used to work for us. The winning amount was spent wisely on a veg patty, coke and an ice cream each.
After an hectic evening, we used to run home, to watch the television, duck tales, tales spin, alladdin, small wonder to name a few were among the favorites and were not missed at any cost.
The late evening were spent gossiping, fooling around, playing with a pet dog, damsharas, antakshari and contest where we used to have enormous leg pulling and fun. And who can miss, the story telling by grandmother, before we go to sleep. I wish I can go back to the summer of 90’s.
These small moments make you realize that happiness lies in small things. Few of the ones I specially remember are:-
1. Playing with my dog (dobberman) for just 15mins used to make me forget all the miseries I had during the day.
2. A 1 rupee orange candy in the summers
3. A additional life or an extra coin in video games
4. A glass of coke (http://CokeURL.com/96jnc) with a hint of salt in the scorching heat
5. Woke up and realise, you still have some more time to sleep specially in the winters.
6. Sharing comics with friends.
7. Dancing with your friends on your favorite song
These days it is becoming easy to miss on the simple things which bring smile and fills you with happiness. I think what we should really do is be more human. Go to him/her, talk in person, put that phone down. Share your stories rather hiding yourself behind a screen, be yourself rather than, trolling somebody.
These were the moments which bring a smile on my face even now; I would like to know about your moments too. I hope today is one of the happiest day of your life. Do leave your comments and share your thoughts with me.