Thursday, April 22, 2010

*'Letheward'

There was a time when ………

……. tuition was for duffers
……. couples got married to become husband and wife
... couples got married
……. kids had two parents
……. people were scoffed for saying that we would buy water in the future
…….no one believed that technology would facilitate seeing the speaker on the other
end of a telephone
…….. parents were not afraid of their children
……… a chocolate was a treat
………. soap was not called ‘bathing bar’
………. terrible accidents/ disasters happened to unknown strangers
……… a hand sanitizer was not necessary
……… children played cards or carroms on holidays for fun
……… children played for fun
……….passengers talked and shared food on a train
……….passengers looked at each other on a train
……….Kerala was cooler than Madras
……….brinjals were innocent
……….an ambassador was a car
……….'damn' & 'sexy’ were bad words


*Lethe

6 comments:

Ay Jay said...

I know I'm still a youngling, but Isay it: I miss the good old days when Life was just Life and not some crazy twisted muddle of sploosh.

ViswaPrabha | വിശ്വപ്രഭ said...

How very true and how very sad!

The saddest part is how we won't dare looking at each other and would just mind our own business!

By now I am sure, we are not just suffering from some generation gap dilemma!

AtomicGitten said...

Laughed at the brinjal bit and sighed at the fearful parents. Another reason not to have kids eh ? :P

Materialmom said...

AyJay
We do, we do

Viswam
Hmmmm and we tell our children to mind their own business too.
No, it isn't a generation gap, it is lack of security and abundance of bad things

Atomica
No

ThalassicReverie said...

Long time since I paid a visit :)

I read your e-mail.
Thank you :)

'abundance of bad things' ...so very very true.

'parents fearing children'
Coincidentally my mother mentioned something similar to me this morning regarding myself and my sister.

It made me feel a tiny bit sorry (I guess ?) ; but most of all I wish I had never been born lol

I read somewhere : 'The good die and the wicked live on...'

Ok..never mind my crap ; dark days , dark moods ; darkness all.

In sleep , that sweet freedom into 'nothingness'...peace.

Have a bright day :)

Materialmom said...

Hi Reverie
did you try those links?
Don't feel that way - if parents are afraid of their children, it's their fault, not the child's.
There is light at the end of the tunnel :) so cheer up