Thursday, April 12, 2012

Remember when?

Hello Blogdosts! Although it was cold outside, I had such a warm and cosy day today. It all started with a beautiful song that I came across on the CD that I had recently purchased in India and THAT, my friends is the Song of the day:

Woh Jab Yaad Aaye, Bahut Yaad Aaye
gaam-E-Jindagi Ke Andhere Mein Humne
chirag-E-Mohabbat Jalaye-Bujhaye

No one else could sing this better than Lata Ji. Oh, Maa Saraswati is in every cell of this living legend. So, the rest of the day was spent in my fav. activity - reminiscing.
All people reminisce. Why do people think about the past? Im talking about trivial things of the recent past like when you are 26 and reminiscing about watching a particular movie when you were say....19 or 20. Is it normal? I dont know, maybe im stuck in a midlife crisis, but deconstructing my thoughts I have come to realise that I just seem to really miss things I did a few years ago, although doing the same things now feels different. As if I have moved on, yet there are so many fond memories and its almost with a nostalgic pang that I realise its only memories and that those times are gone. Remembering past times is a pleasant diversion. It helps to identify with who we are and where we came from. Reminiscing can be an important tool for socialization. The first time we meet a friend we spend time "filling" each other on our life history. I find that when I talk to a good friend we often talk about the same topic which gave us so much joy over and over again. There is great pleasure associated with it. My Mom complains that my Dad who is 82 today, talks about the same things over and over again. It gets on her nerves. She is 11 years younger than my Dad. My Dad told me that thinking about his childhood is his favorite pass time today. He says discussing "the good old days" is a beneficial, purposeful activity that helps him maintain a positive outlook. A good listener is what he is looking for. Reminiscing might be helpful to people suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Well friends, if reminiscing has only positive effects on you, go ahead and indulge. Comment, email or call me and we can do it together.


  1. Do I remember you?

  2. I hope so Anon. If not, do keep reading and you will slowly but surely find your answer. I promise!

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