Howdy-do, awry soul?

Remember the good old times when our greatest worry was nothing but what game we’ll play in the evening? When we were oblivious from all the distress and materialistic pleasures of life? When we dressed snugly, behaved flaky, watched cartoons, danced and played to our hearts out, cried at the littlest of things and thought – well, who used to think at that age!? We only daydreamed to build castles in the air!

Alas! Since we can’t stop the clock from tick-tocking, the question then arises on why with the transitory time did we stop ourselves from letting go of the cherub that once lived within us? Is it because of the regular nagging  by the populace that constantly reminded us that we’ve grown up, urging us to ‘stop behaving like a kid’, or was it simply because we dawned upon the fact that we actually had to outgrow the childish kink?

While its completely okay to mature and gain wisdom, its also okay to cache the kid that you once were. I’m not trying to imply that you start behaving like a nasty kid while throwing tantrums over others, but what I do intend to mean is that you must never let the spirit of the urchin within you die. There are phases in life – commencing from your adolescent whimper to culminating with a beaming toothless smile- the vitality of which depends entirely on how you accord with it. Its doleful to observe that in today’s world there are so many people especially the youth who are ready to happily trade their innocent way of life with a pseudo world where nothing but public esteem matters. What’s more depressing is the fact that their own kith and kin encourages them to do so. Its a non compos mentis where people yearn to reside on top of a gamut. But even if you do outfox others, how will it benefit you? I’m aware that you’ll get identified as ‘the best’ among others which is something that everyone craves at some point of moment or other but will that really be worth the scuffle when in the long run it’ll make you question on how because of this pursuit you lost a huge slice of life where you could have built so many alternative precious memories.

There’s satisfaction in reaching heights to accomplish the best stature, but there’s contentment when you reach that place by cherishing moments that eventually steered you to arrive where you are. We’ve got only one life, and what’s pensive about this one life is the fact that we verily can’t rewind or forward it to see where we’ll drop our anchor. The best thing to do when you dawn this fact is to start attuning your life to live in the wink of moments. Never stress over future – who knows what’s in store for you. Let that remain a surprise! Rather, take out time every now and then to sail in the paper boat that you once crafted and glide in the transparency of whatever the heavens pour on you. Let your childish side out- let him breathe- let him live- let him get you in some trouble- let that nuisance enlighten you with some lessons that are worth learning. Advance into a style of living that’s as blithe and innocent as an infant, only then you’ll realize the ultimate meaning of life.

On that note, Happy Children’s Day to every divine messenger reading this. Have a vivacious, zingy year ahead!

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  1. Oh to be a child again. It’s a good piece of advice and one we should all adhere to. This is why I love working with children. I get to see the world through their eyes. Sometimes the eyes are teary from outbursts, or they’re uncertain. Most of the time though, they’re full of wonder and questions and all sparkly and excited for the day 🙂

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    1. What better feeling to be surrounded by such pure souls and witness their innocence almost every other day! Lucky you 🙂

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  2. Josh says:

    “Take out time every now and then to sail in the paper boat that you once crafted and glide in the transparency of whatever the heavens pour on you” Loved it 🙂 Happy Children’s day 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much, Josh!
      I’m glad you liked it. Happy Children’s day to you too. 🙂

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  3. adsunsri says:

    I feel bubbly, energized and effervescent as a child would be after reading your post…the innocence and vivaciousness of the children so well brought out in this post.

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely appreciation. I’m feeling elated right now! 🙂

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  4. Akhila says:

    very true.. kids work just based on their will.. and hence all the naughtiness well played on time..

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  5. albert says:

    I live next door to a school. I mean, I really live there, “in the wink of moments,” as you said so aptly. The children teach me from the playground, laughing through their games. And from the street as they walk to school leading their parents by the hand. A grandpa myself, “beaming [ but not ] toothless” (yet), I smile a lot because of them.

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    1. That’s such a sweet comment to read! 🙂
      I’m sure you recognized the real meaning of what I actually wanted to convey and I can’t feel more than happy to visualize how lovely it would be to see and learn from those little kids. Wish you more smiles and chirpy days, grandpa! 🙂

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  6. Those are some very true,inspiring words! If only we could tap into that child in us, life would be so much easier:)

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    1. Absolutely agree with you, Divya!
      Thanks for showing your appreciation 🙂

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  7. Wow, this is amazing! It made me miss being a little kid 🙂

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    1. Thank you for praising it! Hope it brought back all the good memories. 🙂

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  8. I really loved this. It still is hitting me that I’m not a kid anymore, and I can’t do ‘kiddish’ things because the world will look at me and be like, “Grow up.”
    But really, what’s so wrong with retaining just a bit of my inner child?
    The reason little kids are so fun to be around, is that they won’t judge you for what you look like, they won’t talk dirty, and they’re willing to hang out with everything and anyone. Unlike ‘grown adults’…
    Is that wrong? And yes, everyone needs to grow up to an extent. But its so rare that you meet adults that are like kids. And when you do, it’s so much fun. XD
    Thanks so much for sharing this!! It’s awesome!! ❤ ❤
    (Please excuse the longish comment. Your posts are always so thought-inspiring) 🙂

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    1. Your comments always manage to bring a broad smile on my face. Thank you so much for making my day by being so kind and praising the post! It feels so good when someone actually relates to what your words want to convey! Hence, a special thanks yet again to an awesome blogger on the other side. ❤ 🙂

      P.S. Your longish comments are most welcome and appreciated because in that case I know that they are truly genuine!

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      1. It’s my pleasure!!! ❤ ❤

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  9. Deb says:

    I have my nieces and nephews visiting for the holidays this year and I will be using their presence to remind myself how to be a child again! Great piece.

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    1. I can imagine how much you’ll enjoy their company. Pass on a warm hug to them from my side when they visit you, and thanks a ton for appreciating the post! 🙂

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  10. Beautiful post and reminded me so much of my childhood too. So cute.

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  11. DARKLOVE9095 says:

    Nowadays I freak out whenever I think about how day by day I am getting older. There are so many things yet to be achieved and all we do is waste our time on practically nonsense things. School days were so different from this life we live now. No mobiles or laptops… Just playing cricket all day and evening cartoons… Ah, those were the days.. Inexpressible…. I do agree that we should never let the child within us to die. Let it be alive and happening. I believe that a human only gets old by heart and not by age…

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    1. You’re absolutely right- ‘a human only gets old by heart and not by age’. Our childhood days will always remain close to our heart because of how carefree and peaceful they were. If only we could relive those times!

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      1. DARKLOVE9095 says:

        Ah that will be just amazing… I dream of watching a movie showing the childhood we had and the audience would be us… We are also from the generation where cameras were not so easily available hence there are not much photographs available.. Kids these days are so lucky, they have so many pics and selfies

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      2. That is so correct- today the world has turned out to be so techno-savvy that it’s really convenient and easy to capture moments and relish them later in future. I wish we had the same knack!

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    2. unsaid words says:

      Hahahha,this is so true.Even I am scared to loose my childlike innocence for survival.You know sometimes you just can’t and expected to behave and think like a grown up

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      1. True!
        I guess the only thing we need to maintain is a balance between the two! 🙂

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      2. DARKLOVE9095 says:

        True.. Life is a roller-coaster 🎢

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      3. unsaid words says:

        Yeah ! It is 😀

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  12. calensariel says:

    Very thoughtful post. And thanks so much for the follow. I look forward to see you around the blogs. 🙂

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    1. Thank you for praising it. See you around more often! 🙂

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  13. unsaid words says:

    This is beautiful ,and a topic I always ponder over .I too have done few posts on the same .

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    1. Really? That’s so nice. I would love to go through your posts on the same. Thanks for appreciating! 🙂

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      1. unsaid words says:

        anamikaablog.wordpress.com/2016/10/26/the-love-which-never-left

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      2. Just read it. Beautifully composed! 🙂

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      3. unsaid words says:

        Thank you so much 🙂 ,glad to meet someone who think alike.
        Stay blessed ,keep in touch

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      4. Equally happy to have met you too, dear!
        Much blessings and good luck to you! 🙂

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  14. kutukamus says:

    Quite true. All the more so these days. I even miss the time when kids are being kids.. 🙂

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  15. shreyans says:

    Your post made me nostalgic…though, i always keep the child within me alive, people just don’t take it, they expect differently, still i audaciously stay on the childish track, as i genuinely feel that it is the most important thing, and everyone should be doing the same, keep the curiosity alive..your post provoked different thoughts. Thank you for this piece.
    Shreyans

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    1. I’m so glad that you liked it and I’ll be even more happy if you keep up with that childish track – we’ve got only one life, we can either succumb to the judgement of others or act the way we really want to! As you said, keep the curiosity alive. Much peace to you. 🙂

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    2. shreyans says:

      I am sure i will..and even if i get misdirected, then there are wonderful people like you, who will write such amazing posts and inspire me..all thanks to you..be well..and enjoy..
      Shreyans

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      1. That is really sweet of you. Wish you a happy day ahead! 🙂

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      2. shreyans says:

        thank you..same to you

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  16. novelistbaba says:

    Well…….its true…..this is thoughtful……….we need to be in touch with our inner child……..you are right when you say that today’s children are not like we used to be……….somewhere their innocence and individuality is being lost……..we need to protect their childhood……if the price of being advanced is destroying something great we already have……..we must reconsider……
    great post…… 🙂 🙂

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    1. Exactly! Thank you so much for agreeing and praising the post! 🙂

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      1. novelistbaba says:

        my pleasure!!! 🙂 🙂

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  17. sudershana says:

    Heartfelt and so very true. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for praising it, Sudershana! 🙂

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  18. SORSERYGOD says:

    I think I’ll write a poem-reply:

    The child is locked in a burning mansion:
    With flames 20-feet high,
    And criminal’s sanction
    It comes time to die.

    FOR MORE POETRY COMING UP *grinning darkly and bowing with one right arm sweeping in front of me*

    Come see my site at:

    torontogod.wordpress.com

    And leave a comment while there? I treasure ’em all!

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    1. Ha-ha.. I appreciate your unique comment. Will surely leave a feedback on the original text of the poetry that you composed! 🙂

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  19. girlandworld says:

    Let the child inside you always live and true why worrying future who knows what lies ahead

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  20. I have a new game with my 9 month old granddaughter. I stick out my right hand, she sticks out hers (!) and I say, “Howdy-Do” !! 🙂

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    1. Ha-ha.. that’s so adorable! I’m sure she enjoys that! 😀

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    1. And I don’t feel you need a tie-breaker! 🙂

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  21. Very well written & amazing command over language, evident in the rich tapestry of words used. I am now a fan of your writing 🙂

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    1. That means a lot. Thank you so much for your lovely appreciation! 🙂

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  22. “Remember the good old times when our greatest worry was nothing but what game we’ll play in the evening? ” ahh..that’s nostalgic.

    Each one of has a kid in us,and this kid should never die, for if it does, then we can call it a …

    “When we dressed snugly, behaved flaky, watched cartoons,”, well actually, I still do, Duck Tales & Tale spin. Just an episode of 20 minutes a day does wonders and cartoons teach us a lot.

    Cheers to the kid in all of us. And Thanks for writing this

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    1. I’m glad you still have the kid in you existing. 🙂

      Can’t agree more on how cartoons act as a stress buster with so much of wisdom to impart – it always feels good to catch up on a few episodes daily.

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      1. Everybody has that kid. Some of us just strangle that kid.We all have our struggles and fights and at times answers to our struggles comes from that kid in us( if we haven’t strangled that kid).

        Thanks for writing the post, it really means

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      2. Absolutely!
        Thank you for appreciating the post! 🙂

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      3. Cartoons, they revive the kid in us and also they teach us a lot. Just in case, you wish to have a look, here is a Google drive link to duck tales in Hindi… https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B54IzpFx-wCrR0l3STNpeFgwelk

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      4. Thanks a ton for this. I absolutely adore DuckTales!

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