Thursday, November 10, 2005

Those moments in life

Much has been said regarding life's precious moments.....the ones that transcend time, the ones that you cherish in your heart forever. here are some of my most cherished moments, inspired partly by this post and partly by the nostalgia evoked by my old friends.

Getting drenched in the first thunderstorm of the season on a hot summer afternoon.

Smelling the wet earth after the rain has seeped through the parched soil.

Catching up on life with a school friend you haven’t seen in years and find it still feels just as good.

Checking your email and finding it overflowing with mail from friends.

Making someone laugh in the midst of all life’s worries.

Finding a letter from home amidst all the bills and junk in your mailbox.

Wiping a tear when he leaves only to find the flowers he left behind for you on the dresser.

Coming home from work to find a warm dinner on the table.

Walking home after an exam knowing the finals are over.

Watching the look on your parents face when you walk up the podium to receive your degree.

Answering the phone to hear a romantic love song being played on the other end.

Calling up someone at midnight and talking through the night.

Vowing never to speak with him only to find him waiting outside your house all night to say that he was sorry.

Thinking that it would be a “blue Christmas” without him to having your brother buy you a Christmas tree out of his pocket money to make you smile.

Reading the opening line of your favorite book for the nth time.

Wearing a dress that you haven’t worn in years to find it still fits you.

Sipping your morning cup of coffee while watching the sun come up in a wondrous display of colors.

Stretching in front of the fireplace on a cold winter evening and sipping hot chocolate.

Waking up early on a weekend and being able to go back to sleep.

Smelling the fresh print off a morning newspaper and being able to read it from cover to cover.

Listening to Joshua Bell play the violin for the first time.

Looking into his eyes for the first time and knowing that you are in love.

Waking up each morning feeling loved and wanted.




Blogger Dipanjan Das said...


you can add "reading this post" to the list.

and i have to link you up= in my blogroll.

4:10 PM  
Blogger sinusoidally said...

Going to work on last day of the week before a long weekend...:-)

5:52 PM  
Blogger Rohan Kumar said...

I identify totally with so many of those moments, must say you have put up quite a prize list and quite a charmed life you have lived....touchwood :)

11:27 PM  
Blogger Lancelot said...

verrrrrrrrrry cute post...

12:24 AM  
Blogger Priya said...

I too wrote something a couple of days ago on pricelessness. But yours is the most Priceless post indeed. And you must be one helluva priceless daughter,sister, wife,friend, acquaintance and relation to have. Lucky people they!

7:27 AM  
Blogger M (tread softly upon) said...


7:46 AM  
Blogger satchisgod said...

Please please..."Smelling the wet earth after the rain has seeped through the parched soil."
I know its called "shonda maatir gondho"...what's the English translation?...someone, anyone?
I know the word exists...what's it?
And along Rohan's words...I envy you too:)

1:48 PM  
Blogger Casablanca said...

I dont know anyone who doesnt like the smell of the damp earth after the first rain. Its so... awesome!

Beautifully done. Inspired me to write something along the same lines :)

1:46 AM  
Blogger That Girl said...

sigh... i agree...these moments in life are so precious...its so wonderful to be able to recognize and cherish things like these...

so many are lost without us building up a list of things i notice in a day... its really rewarding..

2:42 AM  
Blogger jaded said...

what a beautiful compilation.
agree with dd...we might as well add "reading this post" to the list

12:57 AM  
Blogger Rimi said...

dear m,

thank you, from the depths of my heart, for the most heartwarming read of a lonely, slightly chilly pre-Monday evening. it was like catching winter sunlight in a palmfull of cold water. thank you.

love and wishes,

7:53 AM  
Blogger Sagnik Nandy said...

oh brilliant list - truly brilliant! i culd identify the most with the "catching up with old friends" part - i still do it sooo much. another thing that i love is when i get back money that i had already accounted as an expense - like some guy i was sure wouldn't return me money he owed, pays back. wonderful!

7:02 PM  
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11:07 PM  
Blogger M (tread softly upon) said...

Gosh...didn't know there was a word for "shoda matir gondho" in English...but would really love to know it. And thanks everyone for the comments....some of you write comments so beautiful, they could be posts by themselves.

9:19 AM  
Blogger Ratna said...

Awesome. You write with great sensitivity that makes your readers almost witness the experiances.

12:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was very nice.
Thank you for reminding :-)

6:29 AM  
Blogger aparna said...

that was beautiful! :-)

9:09 AM  
Blogger M (tread softly upon) said...

They say when you are hurting or in pain, when you are under stress and things seem so unfair, just sit back and think of all the reasons that make life beautiful and worth living. Because sometimes in the pace of daily life we tend to lose sight of the things that are most important to us. My friend AB forwarded me a link which lists ten things that experts have found to improve happiness levels. If you are interested check it out at
And thanks again for being here....

9:42 AM  
Blogger Wanderlust said...

Hey it was such a lovely experience reading your blogsite.I can so much associate with the way you are feeling coz it has been a while now that i'm away from home and am misssssssing it sooooooooooooooooo much.oh!your article on 'bhai phonta'was so remended me of my irritating bro back at hom.this was the first time i missed it.bad:-(isn't it?
anyways now that i like your site so much i'm sure to visit it again and again.

2:52 AM  
Blogger satchisgod said...

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11:48 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

what i loved most about this post was that everything u listed falls under the category of pure joy and not pleasure.

it is truly a beautiful post
and a beautiful blog :)

12:13 PM  
Blogger isildur said...


2:11 AM  
Blogger Acroyali said...

"calling someone at midnight and talking through the night!"

exquisite post!

9:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pretty and Priceless..thats what this post is !

5:59 AM  

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