Today is Holi – the festival of colors and now a days it has only remained in Greeting cards and memories!
“Memory is a child walking along a seashore. You never can tell what small pebble it will pick up and store away among its treasured things.” ~Pierce Harris
I remember, as kid I used to look forward for this day. We used to dress-up for this day so that even if the colors don’t go off it was okay!
Deepu my childhood friend used to come home to invite me and we used to run to his place where every year his father was able to throw the water balloon on me! No idea but he was smart enough to hide and throw it through the bedroom window! His mom, who is a shy lady was never shy at that time and she used to have her hidden tricks to make me drenched in the water color.
“We do not remember days; we remember moments.” ~Cesare Pavese
“I have played hell somewhat with the truthfulness of the colors” ~ Vincent van Gogh
Holi is a moment when people go to any extent to play from decent colors to dirty games and Deepu always used to protect me from such incidents!
Deepu, a childhood friend who later became my classmate till we were in 12th grade! And all those years our routine about playing Holi was never changed. I guess it has not changed even in my mind though there are so many changes now in the ritual and celebration of this festival!
Happy Holi to all and I spend my holi by remembering my childhood memories with Deepu and his family :D!
“Fly free and happy beyond birthdays and across forever, and we’ll meet now and then when we wish, in the midst of the one celebration that never can end.” ~ Richard Bach
I miss you Deepu!
“Pleasure is the flower that passes; remembrance, the lasting perfume.” ~Jean de Boufflers