Saturday, February 25, 2006

I had gone over to ‘yippee hippie’s’ place. Mojo came over after sometime. And having nothing better to do we decided to make crank calls. I didn’t know that calling up random friends and saying weird stuff to them would still be so much fun. I felt like a 12 year old again.
No gossip. No ‘pnpc’. No one hurt. No egos bruised. Just simple, unadulterated FUN.
I turned 18 last week. I had been waiting for a very long time for this birthday. At last…I thought I would ‘officially’ be an ‘adult’. I was tired of being the ‘child’ in my friend circle. I had been driving everyone nuts about how I was finally to become an adult. My mother of course..had something to say (she always has)…
“Adult hoye jachchho mane kintu ar ma eta koro, ma ota koro , ma eta dao, ma ota dao, ma eta nebo please..please..please??? bola cholbe na. Adult hochchho tahole u better behave like one.”
I, of course was too happy to agree. Who doesn’t want to be independent?? Amidst all the hullabaloo, however, I hadn’t given a thought to the fact that my 18th birthday would also be the day when I would ‘officially’ let go of my childhood.
And after today…somehow I desperately want to re-read all my old tattered copies of ‘Thakumar Jhuli’, ‘Aesop’s Fables’, ‘Roosh Desher Upakatha’ and ‘Molla Naseeruddiner Galpo’. ( Books which I had allowed my mother to give away to my 5 year old cousin…after I ‘officially’ became an ‘adult’)
“Ma, can I have them back again, please….please….please???”

7 comments:

The Alluder of Alliterations said...

Roosh Desher Upakatha is a rare book now.. its out of print so hang on to the book for dear life for it cannnot be had for thelove of $$ in calcutta.. its one of my favourite books

erebus said...

crap... I have a copy of that... that book stinks!!
but if you say its rare... eBay here I come...

I used to have a book signed by Gerald Durrell... my grandma sold that with old newspapers.

"sen"sational said...

ALLITERATIONS - well...i will try to ...

EREBUS - ur grandma SOLD a book signed by gerald durrell?? wow!! some grandma u have!!

erebus said...

my grandma hates books...
the book had been a copy of my family and other animals, stolen from the imperial college library and signed by Geral Durell himself on the title page...
After grandpa died... grandma was clearing out his rubbish and sold off all his books to one of those pheriwala types.... including a rare first edition complete Rabindra Rachanabali, Geral Durell, A book on Railway technology from 1885, An Archie comics from the 60's... and beautiful LIFE series of books on Africa

"sen"sational said...

EREBUS - well....i am speechless...

inihos said...

One good thing about my place is dat nobody ever gives away or thrws away the books.
By the way,are you sure you are still not the child of the group???

"sen"sational said...

well....i so hope that i am not...but i have a sneaky feeling that i may still be....