Playback those memories

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.

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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.

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