A geeky analogy


Have this ever happened to you that you switch to a new thing while still having access to the old one, you start using this new thing and get accustomed to it. Suddenly you happen to visit/use the old thing and you realize that it was much simpler or easier or just the memories related with it comes back flying to your mind. Consider for example, a house. You move to a new location and get used to the surroundings – New living room, bathrooms, bedroom, terrace, nearby shops, lift et cetera. Now it so happens that you visit your old house. And bang, nostalgia! You remember how you did this, that, here and there, may be a smell or just a view from the balcony, how you sat in one particular place to watch television, how dad came every evening from office and sat on the sofa in that corner, your study room, how mom screamed ‘dinner is ready, come fast!’, and how you came running, screaming even harder and so on, so forth. Now all that is left are empty rooms, spooky dark corners and fishy smells. But you have made a trip down memory lane already, no matter what your old house looks like.

On a similar (but peculiar) note, almost same thing happened to me yesterday.

I had switched to Windows-7 almost a month ago while retaining the ever great Windows-XP as a secondary operating system on my laptop. Since then i was using my new cool looking OS. The features and controls which i was a bit apprehensive of in the beginning gradually became a custom. For instance, ‘Show Desktop’ feature is on the extreme bottom right corner in Windows-7, just besides the clock. Whereas on my Windows-XP desktop it used to be on the bottom left corner, besides the start button. It took some time for me to get acclimatized to this changed location (from bottom-left to bottom-right) of one of the most clicked place on my laptop. Yesterday i logged on to my old house i.e. Windows-XP. The desktop was clean with old icons, old menu bar and guess what, the geek in me became nostalgic and began reminiscing the old Windows-XP times.  Blah Blaah Blaaah. Let me have the pleasure of sparing you the technical details :-P

But just think for a moment, how many times does it happen that a small flare ignites the forest and brings back the memories of  sweet-old-times dancing before our eyes. Not often, but yes, past does COME ALIVE sometimes.

7 comments:

Raphael said...

hehe.....minute observation, and accurately put....nice i liked it...

Aditya ! said...

thnks a lot sir :)

Misha said...

i miss my old home nw...
:(
sitting near the biig window...
playing on my swing...
talking to mom from the serving window....even my old door bell!

why did u have to wirte this post??
huh!

:)

Aditya ! said...

:)

pavit.juit said...

hey ,
after a long time opening your blog...

missing friends and JUIT most of all...

thought about commenting this one as this was actually what happened and how i felt when i came back to JUIT after Infy...
<< just try to re-read it in that
sense n u'll get what i'm saying especially the first para >>


tc

do keep writing...

miss ur blog and the good old nites{as days were really short nad boring} ;)

Aditya ! said...

hey pavit..nice to hv ur comment after such a long tym !!

Aditya ! said...

hey pavit..nice to hv ur comment after such a long tym !!