At times we all yonder and ponder that we can get back to our childhood days again so we can be free of all the worldly worries and tension and enjoy the life as a kid.
When ever we think of childhood days the first thing that comes to mind is super cool rhymes . Here are my two favorite rhymes that has left me with lot of memories.
1) Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
This is one of my all time favorite song as it is the first ever song, I learned to play in my piano. So it is always close to my heart.
When we were kids, my parents used to take us to our granny’s place in village every year during our annual leaves. There used to be one traditional rope cot (charpai) lying around. I used to sleep there gazing at the beautiful night sky wondering what its all about and how beautiful the world is. Its a breath taking view with night breeze brushing us and sky acting as a protective blanket and twinkling stars as a night lamp keeping away the dark forces.
Nowadays even when i sleep with the comfort of air conditioners and in a king size bed with glow stickers of stars and moon in the roof, it doesn’t give that warmth and happiness. Growing up i missed the innocence and happiness and got stress and tension instead.
The Last instance when i remembered this rhyme was back in 2012 when i was watching this movie in theater , its a horror film by RGV ‘Bhoot Returns’. In the film the main character will have the same rhyme as a ringtone and the phone will ring at creepy time making this childhood classic a creepy song. Even though the film wasn’t scary, my friend kind of liked the creepy version of the rhyme and kept it as his ringtone for a week or two.
During my college days i just got addicted to movies and after watching lot of movies in all kinda genre, when i think about this rhyme one dialogue from my favorite film CONTACT comes to mind.
” I’ll tell you one thing about the universe, though. The universe is a pretty big place. It’s bigger than anything anyone has ever dreamed of before. So if it’s just us… seems like an awful waste of space. Right? “
2: London Bridge is falling down
This rhyme is an epic and classic one. When i was in school i have seen kindergarten kids singing this song and playing the game where two kids form an arch with hands and others walk through the arch and when they sing “My Fair Lady”, the kid inside the arch gets caught. I vaguely remember myself playing the same game as a kid. But this bought such nostalgia that, we tried this at one of our team outing few years back in office. It was non stop fun 😀
For a 90’s Kid, if we are to be asked about who is the best pop band, all would ever say is Back street boys or westlife .During those adolescence time i stumbled upon the genre called Hip Hop. It gave me new names to rant about like Eminem, Black eyes peas and etc.
Oh shit, oh shit, oh shit !! Yes this is the opening of the song London Bridge by Fergie. The tune was so catchy , even when i dint know/understood the lyrics, this song was on a repeat mode 😛 . And that time London bridge only meant Fergie to me and it wasn’t going to fall down 😀
Those were the days when we wanted to grow up so bad. But now that we have grown up so much all we want is to be a kid again and be carefree , live in their own small world.
As we grow up lot of things change. I wish they didn’t. Still i feel Growing up is by no means
a bad thing. It allows us to make a difference in the world, to find out who we are, and to live the life we imagined as children. We dreamed of growing up when we rested our young heads on our downy pillows and looked up with wonder at the glow-in-the-dark stars stuck to our ceiling, wondering what the world looked beyond our own home, beyond the world that had been so meticulously created for us. Yet upon growing up, we find that reality often contends with those very dreams. We find that the reality of growing up is perhaps less lovely than we’d envisioned. We find that the only thing we really want back is our youth and our innocence, and the cruel irony is that these are the very things that will never return.
“Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others. – Virginia Woolf”
To sum it all up cherish the good old and fun memories, live in the present to make a better future 🙂
I want to thank both BlogAdda & Kids Hut by T-Series for giving me this golden opportunity to revisit some of the fun memories of my childhood and share my thoughts about it !!