When one talks about memories, what Lee Radziwill famously said keeps coming to mind, “I believe that without memories there is no life and that our memories should be of happy times.” Beautiful, isn’t it? Now, for our kind, great happy memories occur at the intersections of time where a right moment almost invariably meets us on a drive.
As I write this, I see a new piece of memory, joyous merriment getting etched in my mind. A bunch of younglings (well, they are in their early 20’s), are playing music, singing some fine tunes, and are setting a beautiful ambiance on this random bench in a random park. The sun is ending its today’s shift which it lazily worked through anyways, sitting idly behind a thick cloud cover for most of the day. I have seen these kids growing up and has been some time since they have looked this gleefully jubilant, especially since the pandemic began and most of them were confined to their homes.
Now, with the vaccination drive finding its way ahead (sort of), getting these kids fully vaccinated was done on priority. Thus, when the opportunity arrived, I wanted to take these little mess makers for a drive. A fiery red Hyundai Grand i10 NIOS that was parked in front of my place had just arrived, all shining brightly while the Turbo badge clearly stated this hatch wouldn’t like being parked for long. Off we go then!
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