Bangalore - There are so many things that I have come to love about this place, I don't even want to think about what I would be losing a few days from now. From July 2007 till date, this city has shaped my life, I have partook of some of my life's greatest joys and most memorable experiences here. Now that I have to bid goodbye to this wonderful city and all that I associate with it, my eyes well up with tears...
A lot of things changed when I moved from the suburbs of Chennai to Bangalore. My personality suddenly took wings and learnt to soar and fly. I simply didn't bother anymore, didn't shudder, didn't hesitate, didn't care about anything that had been a mental stumble anymore. I explored life like I had never done earlier. I learnt that life is about the quality of experiences a person chooses to indulge himself in and nothing more. This might seem an abnormal simplification but that is how I feel. The time at my disposal during the weekends and after work, I chose to channel it towards this objective, to experience richly.
I would like to make this post, a record of certain memories - the picture that emerges is a nice little collage of a few years of life lived to the hilt. In no particular order, here they go -
- Most memorable trek - Kumara Parvatha
- Most memorable new year - Coorg
- First concert experience - Kailash Kher
- Most memorable play at Rangashankara - Project S.T.R.I.P
- My first attempt at something different for the blog - Conversations
- First cricket match live - Chinnaswamy stadium
- First attempt at serious running - Sunfeast Marathon
- A cute memory to smile about - Girl and dog
- A day I would never forget - Birthday
If I make a record of the things that I'd miss, it would not end, so I wouldn't attempt it. I would just like to believe that only the first innings of my life @ Bangalore is coming to an end. I wish that the second innings is longer and equally rewarding in all aspects. To the parks and streets of Bangalore, my goodbye until hopefully, destiny permitting, our paths cross again...
To all my friends here reading this, we shall stay in touch. The world is a small place and it can only get smaller! As tears of joy well up, adieu!