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.
Last minute idea. He wanted to be a blue flower in 2006. Peer pressure.
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?
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.
2010 – School annual day. Kids waiting their turn for make-up.
Vidur and his group. (He’s the one in the beard) Many of these kids are in the 2006 photo.
On stage – with the drama. I was too far up in the audience to get a better pic.
We bought this ring especially for the show:
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!
Have a wonderful Sunday, followed by a fabulous week!