Nostalgia: A Strange Emotion

Nostalgia is indeed a strange emotion and our brain is stranger. The latter, I say, is more weird because it surprises you. Which image at what point of time will trigger which memory from what part of the brain – you never know!

As usual, today I reached my office at around 8:50 am. Now, I have been working in the same office and coming down to the exactly same location from the past eight months or so. I pass by the same garden before I reach my workstation every single day. However, today my brain decided to play a little game with me.

While passing by the garden I looked at a few blooming red roses. The view of those red roses immediately took me more than a decade back to my primary School – BR DAV. It reminded me of the beautiful lush gardens in my school. The vibrant dahlias and the colourful roses, which we were always so tempted to pluck. It reminded me of Ram Prasad Bhaiya – the school guard whose sole duty was to keep mischievous kids (like myself) at bay from the lawns.

It took me back to an era, which was probably the most beautiful one of my life. The carefree age, the time when a bruise on the knee or a lost H.W. notebook were the only major problems of life. Nostalgia, indeed, is a strange emotion.!



About Surabhi Pandey 291 Articles
A former TV Presenter at Doordarshan Delhi​, Surabhi is the author of 'Nascent Wings' and 'Saturated Agitation'. She is a freelance journalist focused on Lifestyle and Social commentaries. She has been writing in this space for six years. Her work has appeared in numerous media outlets, including the Times of India, YP SG, Lifestyle Collective, Youth Ki Awaaz and Re:ad Poetry among others. She also writes Tech articles that have appeared on Tech Collective, Kr Asia, SBO.SG, SYNC PR, Entrepreneur and e27. She is the founder of The Vent Machine.

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