Have you ever associated the moments with pictures/music. I realized i do. If some song reminds me of the peaceful glance at the Ulsoor lake early in the morning from a window of TCS bus, some other reminds me of the much awaited power-cuts and the anthakshari time with my siblings. If songs from soothing voice of Rafi saab remind me of singing along with a friend of mine, sufi binds me together with an alter ego. I believe that our mind is synonymous to a camera and our eyes are its lens. I capture the places and the moments. They stay within me and float around me, sometimes i wish to forget, sometimes i cherish, but neverthless they stay.
I remember crossing a bridge in Nisargadama with a tall lady singing old melodies, i remember sitting on the footboard of a bus enroute a trip discussing about life with a couple of friends. I remember walking besides my father pacing up to his speed, staring at the wonderful treetops along the Nadkalappa road. I cherish the tinkling sound of my mother's anklets when she arrives home back from office. India to US, Delaware to California, Philadelphia , NY, flagstaff, Tempe... everything is associated with a picture in my mind.
I remember my first pair of dancing bells and scribbling my name on the leather behind( in telugu :) in green sketch pen !!) And i wonder how i do not remember things which i have studied last week or the things which would be "Must-do"s in my list. Is it the interest that captures our attention, that makes us remember songs, associate pictures ! I remember a bread factory near my house and the lip-smacking smell from it during the evenings, on my way back from school. This was years ago. I wonder again.
I satiate my qwest saying answer lies in the interest, sometimes i ignore it in wonder.