There was one portion of my cupboard that we had always ignored to clean. The lowermost section. Today, we decided to just do it.
We had shoved many games in there – Chess, Business, Connect Four, Sorry, some of my childhood toys, Badminton rackets etc. There was a huge carton in which I had saved my high school sports dresses, books etc.
There was a white shawl in which my friends had written some farewell notes for me. We did that in our 12th standard. I wrote in many of my friends’ white shawls and they did the same for me. I had completely forgotten about it. Now as I look back, it was a wonderful idea. 🙂
One of the most interesting things that I found there was a perfume bottle. I used that perfume in college. The smell is one of a kind and so I was sure that I wont be using another perfume that has the same smell. It was my college perfume and whenever I used it, I got the 8 am, hostel room, pulling each others’ legs feeling. So, when the perfume was almost over, I didn’t throw the bottle. I wanted to smell it and remember those days.
100 Happy Days – Day 42
Happiness is capturing memories in a bottle.
Smells trigger memories. This gesture of mine was similar to bottling up memories. That is what I did then, unknowingly. Yesterday, I opened the bottle and stepped into my past.
Whenever something nice happens, if there is a smell around that I love, I relate that moment to that smell so that I can relive that moment every time I get that fragrance.
The best part of the cleaning was when my sister and I sat down exhausted and I said that I felt like eating Pizza. We never made such spontaneous decisions specially when it involved spending too much. But yesterday we just felt like it. My sister offered to pay from her savings since I was broke after all the Sisters’ Day Out bashing.
I guess I have saved this memory in a box of pizza and every time I open one, I’ll remember this. 🙂