Fun-filled, traumatic, joyous, troublesome, boring, cruel, pleasing, satisfying, challenging, tempting, misleading - yes Life is full of 'em - that is why life is so very SPECIAL - and yet the thrill is in "living" life! And all the accompanying ordeals are the frills attached with the thrills.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Life with a rewind button - not a bad idea eh?!

I have generally heard people advise others to put one's past behind his/her back. However, I feel one should never forget his/her past for both good and the bad reasons. The good ones probably make the person traverse with ease during tough times and the bad ones help to know and appreciate oneself for having been steadfast and seeing thru' those bad times. I am a person who loves to dream - not just about the future but also mostly of the past - the good old days and I have often carved for a rewind button in life.

The fun filled, systematic school days or the more carefree and less-restricted college days and those many little little, probably trivial incidents, thinking of which produces a smile and lightens up your face - I am sure everyone has a bit of these.

It happens often when we share past memoirs with our college/school/other friends yahoogroups and the oft repeated Mudhalvan dialogue keeps cropping up "If only life had a rewind button"!

But practically speaking, would life be all that interesting if life really had that rewind button? Mmm... I doubt! For, life is to be lived for every moment. Every moment is special, and if you had an option of re-living it again, over and over again, we might probably miss out on the fun and sentiment attached to it. "Wanna have that fun again? no probs - just press the Rewind button" - doesn't seem all that exciting huh? even though it does! (am I sounding like an oxymoron here?)

Its like watching a suspense filled movie or a catchy song or a colourful song sequence. Watching it over and over again might give you the kick but never will it be same as watching it the first time!

Yes I would love to re-live the moments when we had birthday bashes at hostel, throwing eggs on the birthday boy, when we made fun in the classrooms - pulling the 'pairs' of the class, long walks on the beach, winning a prize at school, the fun-filled outing, the great time at a cousin's marriage, eleventh hour preps and I do re-live these and many more - in my thoughts. Maybe the interest to re-live the past would tend to cease had life had a rewind button but till I do have that option, I'll rely on the rewind button in my mind!

14 comments:

sthupit girl said...

i think it's great that the rewind button lies only in a person's mind and doesn't exist actually. Why? Because as much as i love everything that has happened in the past, the good the bad and the ugly, I also want to experience the new stuff that life has to offer..

Memories are great.. life's been good on all of us and we should all remember what it's taught us and be thankful for all that we've been given.. and live in the present while looking forward to the future..

phew. that's a whole lot of philosophy :)

Lotsaluv and hugs,
yours sthupitly.

Ravi said...

Thanks Preetika, thats exactly my point too :-)

simplemissie said...

This lil note is make'n me more homesick.....to imagine that everythin I n'joyd in my workplace so far will just be a part of my fond memories...I never realised how attached i had b'come to the environment and people ..3 times I've chngd my mind to stay back.......I truly wish 2day there was a real rewind button....

Ravi said...

Soumya, thanks for coming back. Yes I know how you feel. I felt the same when I moved from my first job. I hated the new workplace, its people, the environment but still sticked on! Remember, priorities, likes are not same for 2 people so don't go by what others feel instead listen to your inner self and don't regret thereafter. Good Luck!

Prabu Karthik said...

vendaam vendaam vendave vendaam rewind button!

that is one quality with me.

yep i turn back once in a while but never to the extent of spoiling my present.

ambi said...

Enna autographaa? i too wonder, how far i've come across with this life, and how long i've to go..?
God is a perfect creator..
btw, danks for dropping by and encouraging words. going to post sec part soon.

simplemissie said...

Ravi,
I'll make a note of that.I'll get into this work place but keep in touch with all of them.That way prob'bly I'll feel better...I wont have much to regret about
Soumya

Ravi said...

PK, yes, very true! Thanks for coming again!

Ambi, you are welcome. Keep up the good work and keep us delighted :-)

Soumya, thanks and keep visiting!

வேதா said...

as u said we all have rewind buttons in our mind. looking back into my past, i would jus think wow i jus cant believe i had the guts to live those hard days, where did the strength come from. and to my good moments i will jus relive every moment of it enjoying each and every second. memories good or bad give us joy and strength respectively. but there are indeed some memories is each and everyones life that are ought to be forgotten.

simplemissie said...
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simplemissie said...

ravi,
New post please
Soumya

Anonymous said...

ravi????
Soumya

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