Do you link people with each activity in your life?
I remember my dad while kneading the flour, who told me how it is important to knead the dough properly to get the best rotis/pooris.
Every time I grind in mixie, the memory of helping my mom years back, when we first got mixie in our house will appear in front of my eyes.
I recall my MIL saying, “this way is the best way to stir” whenever I stir the pot.
When I hear a particular song, a scene involving a friend of mine where we both guessed the song at the same time years back in her house, plays in my mind .
When I see a certain word in the newspaper, I go in a trance thinking about the person who explained the word to me.
I remember my MIL’s sister who gave me a notebook of kolams hand drawn by her with color sketches in it, all the time I put Kolam(rangoli) in our home
When seeing a specific movie songs on TV, I go to my childhood, where my brother memorised the lyrics dutifully and impressed us.
I get the memory of a friend whenever I tie my saree since she is the one who tied my first saree in the college hostel.
Upon seeing a particular model vehicle, it takes me to the friend with whom I have travelled in it first time.
When lighting the lamp, I get the image of my sister who loved to do it everyday in our home.
When I see an actress, the memory of the friend who resembled her in college days and all the time we spent together comes rushing in.
When I eat idlies, it comes to my mind how my elder sister hated them after having them in lunchbox throughout school days.
A joke shared may pop open a brain cell to bring forth a cousin and the place we vacationed.
When I hear about a particular ailment it reminds me of the person who suffered from it in my office.
A certain shop will always remain as a place visited with my Sister-in-law and a restaurant with another SIL!
The movie, ‘Still Alice’, which shows the deterioration of the brain cells in the main character (Splendidly performed by Julianne Moore) after the early onset of a rare Alzheimer disease, which I watched recently and became emotional, brought forth all these links with my thoughts. I got involved with the movie so much and started relating to the incidences where I forgot things and couldn’t recollect even after scratching my head. 🙂
Her pain is relatable as who would like to forget all these memories linking us to so many loved ones in our life. So by putting them here, I can at least back up once in a while!!:D