Wednesday 30 September 2009

A tribute to the passing 20s

This post is special as not often one gets to write something like this. This post is a note of nostalgic praise for a decade long companion: The 20s. Standing on the threshold of a new year, it is with fondness and love that I walk down memory lane. What a companion! You gave me so many things to cherish, love, admonish and introspect.

There were so many people who walked in and stayed; loves that were lost; loves that were nearly lost; betrayals that threatened; educational qualifications that boost the self-esteem; places that enthralled; music that continues to play on; Himalay that made me feel so small and full of awe; gadgets that fail and never fail to keep me connected; books that I have returned to over and over again; books that remain untouched but always make me say to myself:"I will sure read this one day."

Films that struck a chord within me; people who I wish I never meet again; Food that tingled my taste-buds and made me feel like a glutton; events that destroyed 'the' perception of me in my imagination; jealousy; sloth; greed; conversations that lasted a whole night; conversation that never happened in real time but gave pleasure in the mind; moments of sheer bliss; responsibilities; fear; faith; stress; hope; prayers; poems; friends; mentors; family.

The list can go on . . .

Thinking of the decade I can only say: "To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield" (The last line from Tennyson's "Ulysses")


  1. :)

    From this side of the 20s, life sure looks promising!

    this is so going to be the best decade of my life too..or atleast the most momentous!

    ur post fills me with happy feelings! :)

  2. Thanks Bluey. 20s sure are rocking but I guess 30s give another perspective to the whole. Lets wait and see. Am just stepping in!

  3. hey susan,

    this post made me nostalgic.. by the way arent the 30s da new 20s? i wish this decade is just as gud as the 20s for ya :)


  4. Thanks Hemish and please do write. I see that you have stopped at BLISS. Move on and write more. Readers are waiting!

  5. Thanks dear Prax. I'm honoured by your first comment in my blog! Drop by often. Love you :-)

  6. Susie, u rock!!! reading ur blog brought back our good old days in MCC. my best wishes in all ur ventures. u go girl!!!

  7. Thanks dear Ann for visiting and writing.
    Miss you dearly.

  8. That was so well written Susan, every word carried so many memories with it.

    The innocent childhood,
    carefree teenage years,
    Freshly acquired adulthood, the first brush with the real world,

    Our life changes so much in a decade.

    The post made me nostalgic about my tennage years. Thanks Susan for taking me down the memory lane and making me re-visit all those years.

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