Tuesday, 30 April 2013

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words


Whosoever said this knew what (s)he is talking about. Many of us treasure photographs, especially the older ones. For obvious reason — memories. Memories that can bring joy on our faces in the midst of despair, memories that can instill hope in us when we’re heartbroken. This photograph is one such photo of my bro and I. Of course, I am the one in that pretty blue-and-white frock, and my dear bewildered bro is beside me in black.



Even though we are not Christians, we used to love Christmas time. Every evening, starting from Christmas until New Year Eve, my poor dad had to take us out to see lightings and Santa Clauses scattered all over Ahmedabad.
And if he came late from work, even God didn’t stand a chance of saving him from our combined wrath. He had to take us to each and every outlet that had Santa Claus; we had to get our picture taken with that Santa Claus; and my dad had to buy us the “gifts” from the outlet (it didn’t matter what it was). At that time, this ritual was of paramount importance to us. We had spectacular time. But today, when I am all grown up and have started working full time, I value that ritual more. Today I realize how my dad would have juggled his work to find time for these rituals for us. How my parents must have worked hard to do these small things that mattered to us.

I hope someday I would do the same things for my kids. And every time I would do this, I will appreciate my parents all over again. Sometimes, traditions are blessings because they highlight the trivial things that are important us, don’t they?

This post is my entry for the 'One Picture From My Photo Album' contest conducted by My Yatra Diary and CupoNation

I would like to nominate 3 bloggers that I like: Random Jottings, Anunoy's bLa BLa aNd soME cLiCk ClicK and Just a mom!!!!

12 comments:

  1. Nicely written. So many beautiful memories around such an humble snap!!!

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    1. Yeah, I know....every Christmas, I still miss this tradition. As now I am a grown up, I am pretty embarrassed to go to a Santa Claus for a pic :)

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    2. Hey keep the tradition alive with your kids :-)

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    3. Hi FYI i am nominating you for my entry :-)

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  2. So Sweet!
    BTW, didn't you ever keep socks in your balcony? :-D
    Thanks for the nomination... hope I can do justice to the soul of this contest :-)

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    1. Thank god, we never knew about the socks when we were kids...or my parents would have had another trouble in their hands :)

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  3. Indeed well said.. and narrated ..captures are worth thousand and more words ... they are the only way you can claim you held that moment to cherish the beauty of them in future :)

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    1. Very true...and that's why today cameras cost the earth :)

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  4. Very nice memory and description Pankti.
    Thanks for nominating my blog for the contest.

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  5. Nice post.Old photos revive many memories & we are trnsported back to those times.

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    1. Yes Indu, old photos are really precious. Thanks for dropping by. :)

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