Tuesday, 15 April 2014

M for Memory Lane

I am stuck. Most of my letters have fallen in to place. With the exception of M. Even when the day rise, she is not here. My M. I see my friends starting to post their M blogs, but my M... where is she?

The candidates are many: Maldives, Marathon, Malaysia, Mustique, Meandros, Malabar Hill, Miami or I could go visit to the Maharajas in Jaipur? I love all those places, but where is my passion today?

Naaah... Today I want to stay at my balcony in Mumbai ( oh - another M), having my chai and being in company with only my chili bushes, and roses, and I want to travel off in my mind, maybe back in time? Just stop up a bit and dwell with all those moments which are gone. They are in the past - which seem like a dream now. When I close my eyes and think back, I can still travel back and catch them again. Those moments. There is something dreamy about it. I close my eyes, smile and think back to that moment....

...when I was laughing so hard, something which made it very difficult to climb back up on that banana boat again, after being thrown off in the Aegean sea (again and again)..:

... when I was so moved, sitting on the beach watching that old lady looking out at the sea at sunset:

... when I was strolling around exploring my new adopted city, and just felt the warm smiles of the ladies dressed in colorful sarees 
 

... when I was bubbling of joy, pride and love for watching my kids having a joyful time - wherever it was  (here my youngest in white cap on a football camp)

... when I felt happy sharing dear friends' moments of happiness and love:

... when I felt that strong feeling of freedom and peace.... hiking in the remote forest: 

... when I was feeling grateful and happy, sitting with my tea cup in the morning looking out the kitchen window, welcoming a new day and new possibilities.

.... when I am just bubbling over by thinking of funny memories:

And those moments are life herself right? Whether you are on travels or at home - they are there. The moments you remember: the funny, stressful, sad, angry, annoying, bubbling, cheerful, amazing, awful or crazy ones. They are life herself, and that makes them worth cherishing...

Yesterday we went to Norway - Lofoten. After a relaxing day today, I promise you that tomorrow I will manage to tear myself loose from my balcony, and we will make some new memories together, exploring an amazing place, that I am exited to take you to. Well, to be precise, a dear friend will be our guide for the day when she takes us to her dream destination... Get ready for .. N...  

1-30 April I participate in the A to Z blogger challenge, and this post is written as a part of that challenge. Check out some amazing participating blogs hereMy theme for the challenge is Dream Destinations. I hope you had fun coming along? Please stay tuned for a new destination tomorrow. 




32 comments:

  1. Such lovely memories. I see your dilemma, way to many M places to choose from. I think you made the perfect choice. I enjoyed your post immensely! ♥

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    1. Thank you so much dear Kathy:-) So happy you enjoyed it:-)

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  2. Hi Eli, Probably this was much needed break for you from that whirlwind tour across the globe...There are some lovely photos. Second one is the best in my view..Thanks for sharing this.

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    1. Thank you so much Jayanta:-) As always happy to read your kind words:-)

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  3. You are right, those moments are life itself. The little, happy, sad, funny, tragic moments together make up a complete life. Our memories keep those moments alive and we take them out once in a while, sitting in our balconies and smile, sipping our chais :) Loved your post today.

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    1. So happy you loved it Sulekkha:-) Big hugs

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  4. Υπέροχες αναμνηστικές φωτογραφίες αγαπημένη μου φίλη!
    Τι όμορφα παιδάκια έχεις!!!
    Σου εύχομαι ένα ευτυχισμένο Πάσχα με την οικογένεια σου!
    Πολλά φιλιά

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    1. ΝΑ εισαι καλα αγαπημενη μου Μαγδα!! Οπως παντα χαιρουμε πολυ που σε βλεπω εδω. Καλο πασχα και σε σενα και στους αγαπημενους σου. Καλη ανασταση. Πολλα πολλα φιλια

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  5. That's my favorite place to escape....I think our memories are generally sweet because after passing through the filter of time there are only sweet ones left. Lovely post

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    1. Thank you so much, yes, that is so true:-) Big hugs, dear

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  6. What lovely memories - thanks for sharing them with us, Eli. It's always the little things that stay in our heart. And I'm loving Batman! :)

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    1. Ha ha ha - yes, cool batman:-) Thank you for your always so kind words, dear Corinne:-)

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  7. Passion is so important in this challenge - something I'm learning the hard way after forcing posts to fit in the appropriate letters. It's getting exhausting and we're only halfway through :) Great job with your M today, especially since it wasn't the easiest letter of your challenge!

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    1. Thank you so much Calli:-) Your kind words make me very happy:-)

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  8. Beautiful post Eli. U r a rich woman with this treasure chest overflowing with memories :)

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    1. You kind words make me very happy Sunila:-) Thank you so much:-)

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  9. Lovely memories you have showed us.. felt like visiting a pensieve!

    ~S(t)ri
    Participant|AtoZ Challenge 2014
    Smile, it makes (y)our day!

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  10. Eli, memories are Magical! I love your post; it reminds me why I do this! (http://www.reflectionsenroute.com)

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    1. Your kind words make me so happy Corinne:-) Thanks

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  11. Indeed nothing precious as these momemts... moments of life I call them!

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    1. So true:-) Happy to see you here, as always:-)

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  12. Memory lane is a maze u never come out of

    PhenoMenon
    http://throodalookingglass.com/2014/04/nachos/

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  13. Such precious memories!! Thank you for sharing them with us! :)

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    1. My pleasure, thanks for sweet words:-)

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  14. Eli I think this is the perfect choice for M!! Such lovely memories :) I enjoyed this post so much!

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    1. Thank you so much dear Aditi:-) So happy you enjoyed:-)

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  15. What a warm and refreshing post. You did it again:) You took us on two trips, including one down memory lane.

    Carol @ Battered Hope

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    1. Thank you so much dear Carol:-)

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  16. This is one of your best posts, Eli. The walk down memory lane is so beautifuland sometimes far more interesting than the trips around the world, although those are fun too!

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    1. Oh wow, Shailaja - your kind words make me so happy:-) Big hugs dear:-)

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