As time scrolls by, it leaves behind memories imprinted in the deepest core of our hearts.. Childhood was an era we being adults now thrive for.Childhood and that too in the late nineties is like fantasy nowadays.Life was so simple in that phase. No worries, No packed up schedules, no crumbling relations,All we had was love, life and laughter. Today when I see my cousins, eyes glued up to their cellphones, playing games on the laptop I am thrust back into the field where we played all sorts of outdoor games and came home covering ourselves completely with dust. Evenings in Summer was what we longed for. The cool breeze, the load shedding common to all houses in India in summers brought us all out of our houses to our neighbourhoods where we could interact, children would play around, elders would discuss political issues and life continued in a smooth manner.Nowadays in our modern technology homes we have air conditioners to beat the summers but the natural cool breeze of March is what the heart longs for. Vacations brought with it the charm and happiness of visiting our grandparents house. The love and warmth the old couple blessed us with is incomparable to the lavish vacations and holiday destinations people spend money on. Friends to talk about were the people we shared our tiffins with, people with whom we played hide and seek, people with whom we quarrelled but never had the fear of losing them... And the friends and those people and that innocence seem to have just evaporated in the act of growing up..
My heart cringes for the bygone days,
The hand woven sweaters, and the not-so lavish birthdays,
The playgrounds and the evenings full of life,
Bring me back those days when there was nothing to worry nor any strife....