Monday, March 14, 2011


When you’re 16, your world changes, from school you make a transition into college.
From that protected, spoon fed life in school you suddenly are left alone to fend for yourself. But of course everyone enjoys college life, what with the FREEDOM that one gets to experience? From bunking, watching movie with that special someone to driving, smoking & what not.... but then there are those moments before we enter college, those moments where we never want to leave school, the sadness of leaving our second home where we spent almost 13 years , those life long friends, those teachers whom we troubled so much (even though we thought it was the other way round) all those moments, different celebrations captured in our minds & hearts forever.
On that farewell day where we cried & filled buckets- all bitter sweet memories.
In the 13 years of our school life, 12 years we can’t wait to get out but it’s the last 13th year where we wish time stops forever & we could stay here forever & it is this last year that gets over in a blink & is gone with the wind.... that last camp, where we did it all from locking the teacher’s room, to those ghost stories to painting those friends faces who dozed off- bitter sweet memories.
But then comes college life where we find new friends & we create bitter sweet memories with them too, with all the bunking, sleepovers, when we go through old photos of all those fun times we realize we were no just having fun, but were creating bitter sweet memories to last forever.
One day when you’re sitting in your office looking out the window those memmries will flash in front of you ....
Bunking those lectures with friends,
Where coffee was just an excuse to have thos long chats,
Talking the night before exams & discussing who will beat the other in getting a KT,
Being happy on getting that KT,
Those bike rides at marine drive,
Going to college to get a glimpse of that special someone sitting on the 3rd bench of your class,
Making those promises of staying in touch forever till death do us apart,
Giving them a treat off your 1st pay cheque & now wondering where did all those moments go away.... how did I become so busy in life? & crying on remembering those bitter sweet memories as the song goes ‘’aneh wala pal,pal meh jane wala hai, ho sake toh usmeh zindagi bita lo pal jo ye janeh wala hai”.
I got my first real six-string
Bought it at the five-and-dime
Played 'til my fingers bled
It was summer of '69

Me and some guys from school
Had a Band and we tried real hard
Jimmy quit and Jody got married
I shualda known we'd never get far

Oh when I lock back now
That was seemes to last forever
And if I had the choice
Ya - I'd always wanna be there
Those were the best days of my life

And now the times are changin'
Look at everything that's come and gone
Somethimes when I play that old six-string
I think about ya wonder what went wrong

Standin' on a mama's porch
You told me it would last forever
Oh the way you held my hand
I knew that it was now or never
Those were the best days of my life