Friday, March 02, 2007

“A Picture of many colors proclaims images of many Thoughts.”

Today is Holi – the festival of colors and now a days it has only remained in Greeting cards and memories!

Memory is a child walking along a seashore. You never can tell what small pebble it will pick up and store away among its treasured things.” ~Pierce Harris

I remember, as kid I used to look forward for this day. We used to dress-up for this day so that even if the colors don’t go off it was okay!

Deepu my childhood friend used to come home to invite me and we used to run to his place where every year his father was able to throw the water balloon on me! No idea but he was smart enough to hide and throw it through the bedroom window! His mom, who is a shy lady was never shy at that time and she used to have her hidden tricks to make me drenched in the water color.

“We do not remember days; we remember moments.” ~Cesare Pavese

There used to be lots of snacks and sweets and we all used to just rush on it and after that Deepu and along with his two sisters we used to have fun till noon!

“I have played hell somewhat with the truthfulness of the colors” ~ Vincent van Gogh

Holi is a moment when people go to any extent to play from decent colors to dirty games and Deepu always used to protect me from such incidents!

Deepu, a childhood friend who later became my classmate till we were in 12th grade! And all those years our routine about playing Holi was never changed. I guess it has not changed even in my mind though there are so many changes now in the ritual and celebration of this festival!

Happy Holi to all and I spend my holi by remembering my childhood memories with Deepu and his family :D!

“Fly free and happy beyond birthdays and across forever, and we'll meet now and then when we wish, in the midst of the one celebration that never can end.” ~ Richard Bach

I miss you Deepu!

“Pleasure is the flower that passes; remembrance, the lasting perfume.” ~Jean de Boufflers


direkishore said...

Happy Holi to you!

Deepak Gopi said...

Happy holi to you &family.
My pet name is deepu :):):).
Holi is not celebrated in Kerala :(:(:(.
good day & a nice week end :)

Deepak Gopi said...

Happy holi to you &family.
My pet name is deepu :):):).
Holi is not celebrated in Kerala :(:(:(.
good day & a nice week end :)

Shiva said...

I loved the picture. So lively and colourful. Where do you get these quotes from? They kindle the thoughts. Anyways, Happy Holi

priya said...

Dawn: Wishing you a happy holi with family and friends.

"We do not remember days; we remember moments.” ~Cesare Pavese

I agree...

Cyberkitty said...

Wishing you and your family a happy hoi !

Ashish said...

Wishing you a very happy Holi. Have a great and colourful time.
I have learnt, we meet a lot of wonderful people in our life, but we lose track of many of them, and it is painful when we remember

Mohamad said...

The trees smile with their sprout
of tender leaves and blooming flowers,
Eternal nature with its transient expression
Hails spring! with ecstasy and joy!
Bewildering shades with so many tinge
The land of beauty and greatness
India, witnessing color of happiness and peace.
Nation come alive to enjoy the spirit
A celebration of color- holi!
An experience of content, harmony and delight.

Holika burns amidst merriment and mirth-
Evil overpowered by love and devotion.
A festival to commemorate ‘rash lila’-
an enduring love saga of Radha and Krishna.

Gulal – red, green, yellow and countless
A day’s canvas - a riot of colors.
Lively crowd running hither and thither,
Rainbow of colors, dashing from every nook and corner.
Disregarding their woe and despair fervent folks,
rejoicing at the marvel of colors.
A day filled with luster and gaiety,
A day to smear our dreams-
With a splash of vibrant frenzy colors.
Holi hai! A spring of unbounded fun and frolic.......

Manish said...

I have started playing Holi for last two years only. Par jis agressiveness se rang lagakar enjoy karte hain main nahin kar pata. But still I admire the spirit of this festival.

Ajnabi said...

I am new to the blog community. And started enjoying it. :)

Wishing you all a very happy and colorful holi.

david santos said...

Hello, Dawun!
This work is very good
Good week for you. Thank you

starry nights said...

Happy Holi to you. All those childhood memories so beautiful. I hope you had a colorful day.

Sujit said...

I competly forgot about holi due a deadline and neither there is a community to make one remember also :(.. hoep you had graet time!..Happy holi to you..

Dawn....सेहर said...

direkishore: Thanks dear

deepak gopi: Well, I guess you should try out with some north Indian people ;)
Its fun :D! Thanks dear

shiva:Thanks dear and am glad u liked them :D…it’s a common question often asked by my blogger friends! Its just my crazy hobby in collecting them which I am able to use now :D
Cheers dear

priya: Thanks dear and yes I love that pic display ;) its cool!

cyberkitty: Thanks love & same to you too!

ashish: Welcome to my blog dear and I totally agree with what you have said! BTW you remind me of my another friend but yes am in touch with him often ;)
Pls do come again!

mohamad: Khushamadeed! To my blog and thanks for the story :D…do come again!

manish: Its all in the spirit and the momentum that’s been created during that time that you get dragged in it and one cannot stay away from it :D am glad at least you are enjoying now :D !

ajnabi: Welcome to my blog dear and am glad you liked it so hoping you will visit often :D…pls do come again! Thanks for the wishes and I hope u had a great one too!

david santos: Thanks dear and I wish the same to you too
Do come again

starry nights: Thanks and I hope dear u had fun too! Though as I said for me it was in greetings ;)! Usual day otherwise

sujit: Welcome to the world dear :D…actually its not your fault …it’s the world in which we live :D! Thanks dear!!!

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