Hum bhi agar bachhe hote…

Had a bad night. Unwanted, unwarranted, misleading and misunderstood argument with a friend, hurtful words, unintended meanings stifling the air around me! Nearly sleepless night…. grubby morning, cloudy weather, Monday!
Made a fake cheery presence to my mom, and headed towards the auto stand… 3 buses full of kids, probably on their way to a picnic pull over near the traffic signal, and out of nowhere, the whole bunch of kids lined up near the windows called out and a medley of “TaTa!!” “Good Morning”, “Anna!! Hiiiiiii” rang out! And suddenly it all seemed okie. 🙂

Why is it so tough for us to be child like? Simple… uncomplicated… and contended?


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    • enigma on November 16, 2009 at 3:40 PM
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    Read this thought a little while ago …. " I want to go back to the times: When "DRINKING" meant 'Apple Juice'… When father was the only "HERO"… When "Love" was Mom's Hug… When the only thing that could Hurt were 'Skinned Knees'… When the only thing "Broken" were 'Toys/ Cricket Bats'… When Goodbye only meant till Tomorrow !!! " ….. thought this would fit in well here.

    • Praveen on November 18, 2009 at 6:07 AM
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    @Enigma: So very true! Feels like its only been yesterday since everything was so cheery and wonderful and the only thing I had to worry about was going to School!! Sigh…

    • Anonymous on December 8, 2009 at 7:37 PM
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    Childhood is not without angst. I'm sure there have been innumerable moments when you have thought "I can't wait to be an adult". Of course the reasons might now seem silly (like not being able to reach the cookie jar), but at that age they were very good reasons. Who is to say that if we were somehow magically transported back to childhood, we wouldn't behave in the exact same way?


    • Anonymous on January 2, 2010 at 3:34 AM
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    hey babe..

    talking about being baccha..listen to 'dil toh baccha hai' from Ishqiya..RFAK voice making love to Gulzy's words..

    watch movie too…promo had me bowled over..

    -authentic..genuine..often imitated..S

    • Praveen on January 10, 2010 at 9:42 AM
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    @Sush: Heyyy… hehe.. nice sign off!! 😉 Sakkat ala!!

    Heard the song. Must aagide.. will add that on the music blog. Gulzy's words.. maataaDO haagE illa!! Ultiiiimate!! too much ala.. alliddU songs sigtive ninge.. naanu kELE irlilla..

    • ChristineStean on January 20, 2010 at 6:02 AM
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    "Childhood is not from birth to a certain age and at a certain age the child is grown, and puts away childish things. Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies"
    -Edna St. Vincet Millay

    • Praveen on January 21, 2010 at 11:11 AM
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    @Christine: Hey there! Thanks for visitng the blogspace… wonderful quote indeed. I wish I could find that neverland… someday… probably within me.. or outside of me!

    • GoodEarth on May 26, 2010 at 8:27 AM
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    so true! AMEN

    • Shantala on February 22, 2012 at 11:34 AM
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    Dear Praveen,
    Reading this now as i know you since few days…….

    Yes we should have been kids for ever!!!We would not have seen the wicked mind behind the sweet smiles ! Hugs would have been more warmer than smotherings
    Love in Hearts would have remained elixir than the death traps !!!
    wish I were to be a child to those sweet smiles, warm hugs, pure love…..

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