There are moments which mark your life. Moments when you realize that nothing will be the same henceforth. Moments that divide time into two parts – before and after. When the world moves so fast, you lose yourself in chaos and sometimes it takes something as small as a photograph, a song or a video to remind you how beautiful life once was.
It was 4 in the morning, I tossed and turned trying to fall asleep but the night had its own plans – to walk me down my memory lane.
Things would have been so much different now if not for that one day (August 19, 2010). It was the day that introduced me to life and engineering. College taught me a lot of things and the best of its teaching was to live life while it lasts. And, that’s what I did.
I was a girl who took more pride in being called as a trouble maker (I still am) than a topper and so were my friends. One of the substantial things that I learned at college was that college really doesn’t matter. I mean it does but, definitely not it in the way it is perceived to be.
College taught me to find happiness in the faintest of things. Like faking sickness and death (sometimes), shouting absent when the staff calls out your friend’s name, walking into the exam hall without knowing what subject it is, bribing for attendance, mass bunking, dining together et cetra, et cetra… Well, thanks to my college that I also happened to master the art of copying and writing stories on topics that I have never seen in my entire life.
I actually wanted to tell you about every single thing that I cherished in these 4 years but, words failed me miserably. So I have decided to show you instead.
I learned that life can topple and tumble you down. 2 years later, I understood what that means. Sometimes I wish I can go back in time, not to undo my mistakes but to relive them again and to say goodbyes that were never said the first time.
Things change, people change. Whatever it was that defined the four years could be an illusion. It doesn’t mean that you have to erase every single memory or try to cover it up. It simply means that you have to embrace reality and treasure memories that you once valued. You have to accept the fact that certain things will never go back to the way they used to be.
Lost in thoughts and memories I know not when I fell asleep. For that’s the beauty of the subtle night it reminds you of things long forgotten and kisses you with the dreams of future.
Oh yeah, I almost forgot, in addition to all these wonderful things that college taught me, it also taught me Engineering Graphics, Digital Signal Processing, Microprocessor and 48 other subjects that I have never put to use.