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Well, #TBT has become a popular hashtag on Twitter and Instagram and other sites. I haven't felt like using it on any of those pages yet but thought let me do a different kind of #tbt for this post.
#tbt for me is about nostalgia. Things that i am nostalgic about are the moments and those beautiful days with my mom and brother. I am not including dad here not because I have less love for me (not at all!!) but because he was the one at work and it was always the three of us most times. For me #tbt is not just the things that i used as a little girl, or a teenager, or even as a young adult. It is everything that is packaged together- the smell from the past, the voice of my brother (the younger age voice), my mom and dad, the smell of those old books, the habit of keeping my personal diary and many more. It is nostalgic to listen to the old jingles that played on the tv or radio. It is nostalgic to think and relive the moment where I sat down to eat 'ila ada' lovingly made by my dearest mom. It is nostalgic to think about the moment when my brother and I sat down to read a book and see who finished theirs first. It is nostalgic to smell the hot roasted peanuts by the streets holding my dad's hand. These moments have passed and I see me standing far away like in a pensive. The one's i keep as nostalgic however are the happier moments and the sadder and worst fears and nightmares still remain that and not a nostalgia.
That is what is #tbt all about. It is about throwing back the good old happy moments from the pages of our past and seeing how far we have come from that second of our life.