Sunday, July 8, 2012

~~~Come Back ~~~

After an amazing week+end I am here .. Just not yet ready to move on to the next one.
The whole week+end was about the impossible things..!!I wish I could capture the moments frame by frame and have them in the form of framed photos.. Each and every second is etched in the mind. The thing with the good memories is that they stay on your mind just the way perfumes do to your clothes. Every time you take out the dress the familiar fragrance of the perfume exudes warmth and comfort. It gives a sense of belonging-ness.It is the same way with the memories.. What do you think ? Every time you think about the good memories there is warmth, comfort and belonging-ness. I will repeat.. I wish I could just capture and frame each and every second.

I am really not here to tell you what are good memories like.. Well I am here to talk about mine.So, in case interested read on..

The week wasn't going too well. I was looking forward to meeting someone except for that things weren't too bright.I got an email on Monday saying " Sachin Tendulkar will be at the adidas HQ on 05th July and there will be a QnA session with him.  I was excited as hell..Then I read the next mail on Tuesday which basically invited me to spend time with him. What did I do.. ? I jumped in the air. I am not a cricket crazy person. For me, he is larger than life, larger than cricket.. He is about humility, dreaming big, achieving things,he makes you believe in things.
Recently someone asked me this question what attracts you in a person.. Well humility is really on top of that.(I can take 100 % perfection laced with arrogance.. but not 97% perfection laced with arrogance).I don't remember the other qualities that I mentioned but now when I think about it... politeness,confidence and also for me actions matter a lot over words.. (The actions are difficult to forget...The words get lost over a period of time) Coming back to Sachin Tendulkar.. Yes I had the pleasure of shaking hands with him , I don't recall a single thing that I told him .. My mouth was wide open, I was all starry eyed and giggly.. ( Gosh, I giggled so much..). I remember I was showing off my photo with him when someone commented.. "Hey you guys look so cute together... " and I blushed like a 15 year old.After meeting him I admire him even more. He was so patient,humble and had no starry airs about him.That really swept me off my feet.

After the rendezvous the next on the agenda was Pearl Jam. I have been dreaming about watching them live ever since. Finally when I got this chance I had to take it up. Life is not about giving excuses but grabbing every opportunity and making things happen. Turning your dreams in to reality.So that's what I did.. ( If you remember myBucket List) One to -do was to watch Pearl Jam / U2 live ..I got the chance to see PJ live but in Berlin. So after my Sachin Tendulkar rendezvous I flew to Berlin, reached the O2 arena and saw Pearl Jam live...!!!! It was too overwhelming for me. I loved every second of it. The set-list couldn't have been more perfect.I clearly remember that I had tears in my eyes thrice..

** They played Better Man .. And the moment Eddie Vedder sang..
Waitin', watchin' the clock, it's four o'clock, it's got to stop
Tell him, take no more, she practices her speech
As he opens the door, she rolls over...
Pretends to sleep as he looks her over

** When They played Come Back
I have been planning out,... all that I'd say to you
Since you slipped away,... know that I still remain true
I've been wishing out the days,...

Please say, that if you hadn't of gone now
I wouldn't have lost you another way
From wherever you are,... come back

It is a beautiful song and if you trust me please listen to the song. I am really close to this song and listen to it quite often.This song really speaks my heart out.

** When they playedAlive..I had tears the whole time while listening to this song.

I was back the next morning from Berlin and straight back to work.. My mind was elsewhere. The whole feeling of being in that concert was surreal. I will never be able to forget 05-July-2012.When I was at the concert I realized something again. How important music is for me. How I can't imagine my life without it. With every song that they played I had a story to relate to. It felt as if it was for me and for me alone.
After the show I remember bumping in to some crazy fans who were touring with Pearl Jam from one city to the other.. I was really jealous. Really Really Jealous. I will do the same thing in another 10-15 years.

My weekend was  relaxing... I did a lot of talking.Sometimes when I rewind the conversations in my mind. I sound so annoying.. I think it happens to every one(I am just trying to console myself here). I was relaxing the whole time. Makes me think about  how much little time do I give to important things like relaxing my mind and body. I am rejuvenated and ready to take on another stressful week. My life is in between different worlds right now. Someday I will talk about it all. I think the last whole week I was just sulking and was reflecting upon the choices in life.. Well I will not crib about the roads not taken.. Things happen for a reason!
I got some feedback on my unfinished story. I am now really motivated to finish it.. The thing is I am at a loss for words with that story. I will finish it one day. I have to there is no other way. At least out of the respect for the characters in the story.I am more than motivated to write the next one now.Actually I am already half done.  No more half baked stories here... Promise!! I have written quite a lot of half baked stories.. I am just too shy to put them up or share them..

This has been a fairly long post. I remember Eby asking me .. " You will gloat about 05th July 2012 like anything isn't it on your blog?" and I replied Yes I will.. It was the day tailored for me.This will be one story which I will tell my children again and again..I don't think I have done justice either to Sachin Tendulkar or to Pearl Jam in this post.I have every second of that day etched in color in my mind.. I am just falling short of words.Pictures will be up in the next post.. This post is already too long!!

Before I end it here..I have had some amazing experiences, conversations and times in the last few days..
I don't think I would have exchanged it for anything in this whole world.
P.S: The song is by Pearl Jam
I love this song from the bottom of my heart.. It is a special song..
Listening to it for the fifth time now for tonight. I have already given the link for this song..

"If I don't fall apart,.... will the memories stay clear?
So you had to go,..... and I had to remain here

But the strangest thing to date
So far away
And yet you feel so close
And I'm not gonna question it any other way"

1 comment:

  1. The day I get to gloat on this magnitude, I'm going to rub it raw into you!! :)