I can only look back and smile. Sometimes it eases the soul, sometimes it makes me baffled. How time was so kind on me? How things were so simple, no complications, no frustrations! How it was so easy to make up with a friend!
It was a beautiful time, somehow yesterday never bothered me, all that, that was there was today, now, at the moment. I waited for the rains just to row the paper boats, and race. I would ask my grandparents help to make the best boat. And being so proud of it, if it even crossed one level. That gave such ecstasy, such fun. I waited eagerly for the rains just to have a swing hung in the lobby.
It is hard to believe I had no grudges for anyone, It is hard to believe all I worried was my homework and nothing else, It is hard to believe problems just vanished by one smile, or telling it to the parents.
Didn’t realize, when paper boats replaced real issues, when the race became unhealthy, when the homework wasn’t the issue anymore but everything else. I didn’t realize when I grew up. Life just grew too quick!
Now all I can do- I can sit in a nook, close my eyes and think about my best days! But then, do I really have the time?
I don’t remember the time when I stopped looking at the dolls,
I don’t remember the time when candies stopped fancying me
I don’t remember the time when I stopped rowing those boats
I don’t remember the time when I stopped taking apologies
I just know,
I have left my childhood years behind,
It won’t come back ever
I have walked way ahead of that road
where I rowed my Last Boat!