Not READY to Part
It was movie day for us yesterday and my choice of genre won over sci-fi. Yay!! We randomly chose 'The Memory Book'. It turned out to be just the kind of cinema I appreciate. Romantic Drama!
At one point in the movie, the lead characters, Gabe and Chloe reach Gabe's childhood house that is up for sale. The two of them look around and Gabe is flooded with memories of the days when he lived in that house with his parents- his dad sitting on his favorite chair listening to the radio, mom making pancakes and a lot more.
This instantly reminded me of my childhood house. Home it was in true sense! It is currently rented out and we, as family often find ourselves discussing it's fate. Sell it? Keep it? Continue renting? Move in? We have not reached a decision yet but selling it off is something none of us can come to terms with.
|That Place Called HOME|
The small house, that felt cramped up when guests arrived with their big bags, is where we have created memories. Zillions of them! The birthday parties, playing 'house', the computer cabinet, the run to the entrance to avoid being the last one, the streets on which we played Badminton & Red Letter and hurt our knees almost every other day, the shelves that hardly ever saw a rearrangement, the friends, the upgrades in electronics that we saw, the mastered art of making the best use of every little corner, the creaking sound of the gates, the overflowing of water from tanks, the hibiscus and papaya and guava trees, the green wooden swing, the chair in which my sister and I would sit together and watch Lauren-and-Hardy on cold Sunday mornings, the living room that Mom decorated and re-decorated, all the customization in which Dad takes pride even till date... the place that was our kingdom!
I still remember the last time I was there and I have no clue when I'll get back there but one thing's for sure... I am not READY to part with the house that has been my home!
This post has been written for Five Minute Fridays- the writing flash mob!
Prompt for today - READY!
Prompt for today - READY!
So very true, Tanya. I can draw a parallel with my car I sold couple of days back. Whatever that feeling was, it was not good; 'Not READY to Part'. Its amazing how we create such strong bonds even with non living things, perhaps because of the memories, the living beings create with them...ReplyDelete
I know how important cars are for men! You guys treat them like your baby. I am sure it was not very pleasant to part with it... but that is how life is! The good part is, we learn to abide by life's rules.Delete
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Sounds like a wonderful home. I don't blame you for not being ready to part with it. There's no place like home, that's for sure. Even when we are all grown up and have our own home. God bless.ReplyDelete
You echo my thoughts! Ah, I miss home!!Delete
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I love how descriptive this post is about your childhood home Tanya. Happy FMF!ReplyDelete
Glad to have you here, Michelle!Delete
It sounds like your home holds such wonderful memories! It's hard to think of selling the home we knew first! I'm glad such happiness was found there for you. :)ReplyDelete
I sure was and the beautiful days spent there with family add to the charm!Delete
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I'm loving these descriptions, too, and all the emotions evoked in the images of your memories. It's not hard to understand here why you would not be ready to part with this home. When a place and such sweet memories and the makings of our concept of home are all wrapped up together, it is hard to let go if we don't have to. Thanks for sharing this - and I hope you get back there soon :-)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Amber! I hope for the same :) It would be wonderful to be in that house after years. Even the thought of it makes me happy :DDelete
Oh my dear, this post is filled with wonderful nostalgia..seems like u r talking about my childhood..love it loads..thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
All the best..
:) I am sure we'll have very similar childhood stories too, considering the art of world we come from!Delete
What a fabulous picture you painted with your words about your family's home. I hope you're family can decide what to do about it. But for sure, the memories you shared are strong and moving.ReplyDelete
Let's see what wins in the long run, between 'being practical' and 'being emotional'. The current stats clearly show that 'being emotional' is leading the race :)Delete
Hi Tanya, stopping by for my first visit. Wow, you are a very talented artist! I'm your newest follower and looking forward to learning more about your creative endevours!ReplyDelete
Marie@The Interior Frugalista
Thank you so much for your kind words :)Delete
Happy to have you here. Expect me at yours soon.