A note at the time of saying goodbye…
The mood is nostalgic these days as the countdown for the first ever alumni meet has started. I am searching for the old letters, cards and keepsakes that are so precious to me, even today! One such is a small note written by Leena of the 1996—1990 batch when it was the time to say goodbye. It was so difficult to say good byes that a piece of paper, with some words written on it, helped her to say it all and for me to read between the lines, all these years.
In her impeccable handwriting what she wrote, some seventeen long years back, holds the universal truth. Yes, our lives are routine, we are bound by certain immediate concerns that make it difficult to travel back, all the time, to days gone by but the truth that somewhere deep inside remains a pleasant memory of the good old associations. Is it not what is more important to carry forward such memories that add sweetness to your life! This small piece of paper that I scrouched from an old bundle, holds inside it, such a plethora of memories. All these memories come up these days, at all times of the day, as the first ever alumni meet is close at hands.
I am waiting to see all those confident middle-aged men and women whom I had seen as young vulnerable boys and girls some twenty years back!