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My bag of memories! #WriteBravely

Every place that I have lived or visited has memories attached with it. Our brains are wired to store images continuously. And, these flashes of images make us nostalgic.

Home sweet home!

Whenever I think about my hometown Lucknow, I can relive all 21 years of my life in one go. My home, my school – all set within few kilometers of each other. Then, my maternal grandparents also not too far. The carefree days spent with cousins and friends!

My very first memories go back to spending time with my grandparents. My grandfather used to tell us new stories every night & I used to tease my grandmother by hiding behind doors. And, the summer vacations which were spent at my maternal grandparents home. The Nawabi culture of Lucknow is so embedded in my system that I still use ‘Hum’ & ‘Aap’ for ‘I’ & ‘You’. πŸ™‚

Later, my job then took me across various places in India, with Mumbai being my favorite. I vividly remember the day I had landed in Mumbai. From woolen jackets of Lucknow to cotton shrugs of Mumbai in January. Mumbai – city of dreams had welcomed us with its rhythmic chaos!

Marine Drive, Mumbai

I had revisited Mumbai after three years and still the place was just as lively. Night out at Marine Drive, shopping in Bandra or the Vada pao at every corner of the city! I can write a whole book about my bag of memories.

Isn’t this how we live our lives? Gathering memories each day and replaying them over and over. It’s not only happy memories that shape our world, but also the sad ones!Β What are your happiest memories? Do you believe that memories shape how we plan our future?

I am taking part in theΒ Write TribeΒ Problogger October 2017 Blogging Challenge to #WriteBravely.

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19 Comments

  1. One of my happy memories from this year is of the day that I went with a group of friends to learn kayaking. That was so much fun and the instructor said that I never stopped smiling!

  2. A lot of happy memories date back to school and college days … a younger, more innocent age. And yes, am guilty too of replaying it all at times in my head πŸ˜€

  3. So true! Life is a bag of bitter-sweet memories.Some we live and laugh, some leave us misty eyed.

  4. Your happy memories made me smile too. Yes, memories are what keep us going, more so when we are away from our loved ones.

  5. Many sweet memories bring smile on my face even today. Those were the good old days. πŸ™‚

  6. Nice memories! I have always wanted to visit Mumbai! One fine day, I will.

  7. Shilpa Garg

    So thrilled to read this post!! Guess what, we have stayed at Lucknow and Mumbai too. Lucknow for 1 year only (sadly… I love Lucknow ) and Mumbai for 8 years. We have had some beautiful memories at both these places!!

    • Wow, happy to meet someone who has lived in both my fav cities. Hope you were reminded of some beautiful memories. πŸ™‚

  8. From the Places that i’d visited, Mumbai still is close to my heart!

  9. Rightly said each city has its own charm.

    Cheers
    MeenalSonal from AuraOfThoughts

  10. Absolutely true.. Life is a bag full of memories. We make and preserve in the storage house of our brain. When I recall my memories of Lucknow – my in-laws city; it gives some bitter sweet memories. But all worth preserving πŸ˜‰

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