All of us have memories. Some good some bad. If you try to recall some of the best moments from your past, which are the ones that bring a smile to your face? Let me recollect some of mine.
There is one from the time I got my first salary. It was a small amount. I was a trainee in a Government job. We all had to stand in a line and wait for more than an hour, but the wait was worth it. As I signed my name I remember and later counted the cash, I had a silly grin on my face. Yes, that was a happy memory.
Then there was a phase in my life when I was job-less. It took me a couple of months of searching and waiting. Finally, one day while I was working on my computer brushing up my skill sets, I got a call. It was from an office whose name I had forgotten. I had given almost a hundred interviews and after some time stopped noting down the office names. The call was for a developer’s job and the salary was more than what I had expected- even in my wildest dreams. I remember trying my best to stay calm as I took down the details of the amount, the office address and writing it all down on a piece of paper. After I put the phone down I remember having jumped with joy.
Once some villagers had come to thank me. I had helped them get some Government approval to build a pipeline in their village. For the first time in their life, they could drink water from a tap in their village! That was a precious moment in my life. There are a lot more such memories spread across my life – scoring the highest marks in some subject in college, marriage, promotions…. It is not exactly a long list but certainly a precious one.
All said and done my best memory would be of the moment I saw my son for the first time. A nurse was holding him up for me to see from between the curtains of the operation theater. I do not remember exactly if I smiled or cried! After all, that is a memory more than two decades old. I think I smiled at first and then the tears followed. All the same, I will classify it as the best of the lot.