Have you played Ghar-Ghar as a kid? Come on now. Don’t roll your eyes, if you are an Indian kid (which by the looks of my website’s google analytics spread you most probably are) then you have definitely played it.
For my non-Indian readers, Ghar-Ghar is like playing doll house as a kid.
Now coming back to subject, I was almost always the official ‘script writer’ for all episodes of ghar-ghar. And invariably we were poor, whose parents had drowned in floods and we had to make do with whatever little they had left behind. Highly inspired by all forms of commercial cinema was- me!
Now this is all flashback. Coming to today’s latest, updated version of story teller i.e me- I would probably cringe if I saw a similar run like this on TV or elsewhere.
Again, again too much meandering happening on a Sunday night. Brain works on bare minimum efficiency and well we had a working Sunday. So lets just not talk to Mr. Hyde for a while.
According to Hindu mythology, time can be represented by a snake. Moving in one direction, molting.
Time. Unidirectional, molting and healing as well?
It makes me wonder tonight. How have the years added up for me? Has the closet family drama writer found better space in lesbian love stories? Has the girl who decided to act coy in marriage parties re-discovered herself in overflowing social media conversations?
What has time done to me? What skin did it make me shed? Did it heal or bring out the scars better?
Pause. A long pause.
A little bit of all.
Perhaps the price one pays of such things.
What would they be? Such things.
An even longer pause.
Time did heal the pain of my mother’s loss but then left me even more vulnerable to her mentions and memories.
The idea of poetry forever shut inside leading to discover prose as a way of expression.
Unfulfilled career choices. That impassioned me to blog.
And last but not the least. Time taught me
There is nothing as timeless, not even love.
Tonight we ask you, has time taught you something? Brought forth a scar? Pushed back an idea? Helped you heal? Helped you embark on a different course of journey?
Has time been your friend, foe or nobody?
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Also it is Rashmi’s birthday today and from side of The Philospher’s Stone here we would love to wish her a very Happy Happy Birthday!
May on this day, time brings forth an even lovelier skin and better years ahead for her 🙂
Something I got into recently (was forced to) is solo travel. But its so liberating and wonderful and after years of travelling with friends I am wondering why I did not do it before. Time has made me get over it.
I am still to get over it Anshul… it is on my must do things…
Time has it’s ways. It can cheer you up on bad days and bring you down on good ones. Who are we, but mere spectators. 😀 Look at me rambling on, 😛 , Great post. 🙂
Mere spectators unwittingly engaged though 🙂
Time has been both my friend and my foe. Friend in maturing me. Foe in the fact that I have already lost several friends over the years to cancer and other illnesses (and a car accident), in the wrinkles I wear, in seeing that it is already harder to recover from illness.
Time has been that foe to all of us… losing people to illness..
Time is impartial. It just moves ahead relentlessly. It’s up to us to make what we will of it.
Yes Tullika, it is us who take sides, time is impartial in its movements..
Rachna, many thanks for your wishes.Means a lot to me:) I am surprised both of us wrote about ‘Time’ though mine is actually a rewind version of it.Time does heal a lot of things if not each and every thing. The idea of you relating to shedding skin is like coming alive in a new skin, better and for good each time. I like the way you have related to Hindu mythology.After all, the planet needs people. People who are alive from inside. Nice post over all:)
Read your post Rashmi, it resonates on many levels that time is a good teacher… reminds us who we were and are now..
Time is what you make of it, kind if you please, tormentor if if you let it, and a healer when it has to be! Lovely analogy of time and the molting serpent! Good one 🙂
Glad you liked it Kala 🙂
Lovely post, Richa! Looking back, I think I too loved playing dolls house when I was very young although I grew out of it pretty quickly!Time has been one of my best teachers as I ‘ve learnt to reflect and reassess where I’m heading to in the course of living the everyday life! Time is also a great healer and has helped me cope with some of my most painful memories and experiences too.
Time is a healer I agree.. helping us see things in hindsight..
Well, first of all even I was poor in all ghar-ghar tales…
Now moving on to your question..Well, a lot has changed with time
There was a time when my first reaction was to see the good in people and now, well, let’s just say I prefer to be insulated from any kind of burns
Naba that is somehow a thing with all of us.. but not healthy. Need to let go more in life.. no?
Such deep thoughts! Time for me has been a teacher and a healer. A lot of things have changed and most of them for good.
So good to hear that. Optimism at its best in those words Reema 🙂
Very interesting analogy…of time and snake. With time, we do shed skin, I guess. For some it is doing so consciously for others not…but we grow, outgrow with time. Lovely post!!
Outgrow our own self with time, no?
Actually it is the time that holds the reign and we are merely puppets.
Yes Usha jee that is so true..
The doll’s house playing was different for me only because I had no companions to play it with. Funny, that fast forward to today and I’m pretty much in the same position as far as girlfriends are concerned! The best part is that I flourished then and am enjoying the same feeling now. 🙂
Time is the great equaliser.. no?
Yes I agree there is nothing timeless, not even love. Time has been a friend to lately but foe since long time before that.
It is a lover which moves both sides 🙂
Nice post Richa. Aren’t we glad we have the chance to shed? Imagine if life was constant how boring it would be. To evolve is the purpose of life.
A good read for me Richa. Time has changed my views on several aspects of life and I think it is best to change with changing times. So sorry on your mom’s loss. I too lost her some years back but the wound is still raw. Trying hard to involve in changing times to heal the wound.
Nice post Richa :). I think time has taught me a lot of things.
I have learnt a lot about love, breakups, friendships, the ability to understand people, the ability to talk more freely rather than be an introvert and so on and so forth.