Sundays In My City – Fancy That!

Oct 23

This Sunday, I feel a little dull because I woke up with a headache, just like every day last week. Also, this last week has been comme ci, comme ca, somewhat so-so. Besides recovering from a cold, cough and fever in turns at home, we also had a death in the family that was devastating. It is very hard to think that someone who was alive and well is suddenly, no more.

That made me take stock of life in general, and of course, I ended up looking at old photo albums. Hundreds of physical albums with photos clicked with the traditional camera, which I am planning to digitize. Soon. I got my digital camera in 2005 for my birthday after saving rather desperately for it, convincing myself that it would be a lifetime of saving on buying/developing/printing those film rolls. Oh yes.

And then, I became a bigger shutterbug. So – back to reminiscing – and looking at photos. I became lost in Vidur’s old school photos. What wonderful memories! It is sometimes hard to think he’ll be fourteen this November – and I drowned in a wave of nostalgia (and tears) recalling those days. Why tears? Because my Mom was alive then.

Here are some memories from the years gone by.

Vidur – Fancy Dress – Nov 2005. He’s Lord Ganesa. Waiting for his turn to go on stage.

Vidur Sury Nov 2005

Last minute idea. He wanted to be a blue flower in 2006. Peer pressure.

Vidur Sury Nov 2006

School Annual Day 2005. “Dashavatar” The ten avatars of Vishnu.  Vidur is at the back with his eyes kind of closed– the teacher is turning towards him. He was Vishnu. They started getting dressed from 2.30 pm in the afternoon –  got ready by 5.30 pm and finally got on stage at 7 pm. Who says kids are not patient?

Vidya Sury Apr 2005

School program in 2006. Group of singing kids. Vidur is second from the left. The front row girls are his classmates. They are all pretty young ladies now.

Vidya Sury Nov 2006

2010 – School annual day. Kids waiting their turn for make-up.

Vidya Sury Apr 2010

Vidur and his group. (He’s the one in the beard) Many of these kids are in the 2006 photo.

Vidya Sury Apr 20101

On stage – with the drama. I was too far up in the audience to get a better pic.

Vidur Sury on stage

We bought this ring especially for the show:

VidyaSury Ring

I could go on and on. Sigh.

By the way, don’t miss Unknown Mami’s Sunday In My City post of last week. That’s a photo I’ll remember all my life. Thank you, Unknown Mami. Your pictures always take my breath away. Before I even wrote this post, I had the pleasure of visiting Tara’s blog – must-see!

Now, let’s go visit some other cities, my friends. Just click the pic below, and we’re all good to go!

Unknown Mami

Have a wonderful Sunday, followed by a fabulous week!

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Cheers!

Vidya

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10 comments

  1. These are a wonderful collection of memories. Thank you for your kind compliment too.

  2. Thank you, Tara. Your blog’s a delight, always.

  3. —someone who was alive and well is suddenly, no more. :::SIGH:::

    Love your photos! Those children are lovely…and your son is so adorable!

    PS. how do you get you name on your photos. Could you teach a class about all this stuff? HA HA

    Love your Sunday Photos, Vidya. Xxxxx

  4. Kim, for you, I’ll do anything ;-). Easy to do the photo stuff – I recently realized I had “Windows Live Writer” in my computer and explored it – it lets you do lots of things – of which “watermarking” photos is one. :-) You can download Windows Live Writer off the net (free).

    Teaching the teacher eh? Hmm. I’d love that.

  5. So sorry to hear of the death in your family! I do however love the photos of the school events, it’s fun to see this through the years, and I love the color and costumes. Beautiful!!!!

  6. Sheila, thanks. It was quite shocking.

    I was thinking of you a couple of days ago, because I’ve got “Sheila, Booyah” written in my to-do list :D

  7. Hi there. I had to come see your lovely blog after you so graciously popped over to see me. What beautiful children! And I LOVE the costumes and colors! A feast for the eyes. I foresee this as being a new blog favorite! So nice to (virtually) meet you!

  8. Love at first sight on your blog, for me, T. I am so happy to connect, too! So glad you came by.

  9. I’m so sorry you have been going through tough times. Nostalgia grips me all the time. I loved seeing these photos of your wonderful son.

  10. Thanks, Unknown Mami. C’est la vie, I guess. This too shall pass. Just trying to be sane.

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