Paper boats and mud pies

Childhood memories.

Going down memory lane to a little monsoon city – I fondly remember as kids, my little brother and I, eagerly waited for the generous rain-gods to make their sacred presence felt!

We would be thrilled beyond measure, as the showers of blessings came pouring down – drenching the world around us. Even more thrilled were we, with the puddles that popped up in various shapes and sizes – all because it was perfect to set our little paper boats to sail!

In weirdly-colored and overtly-large raincoats (that did no justice to its purpose) – we would set off excitedly on our ‘sail away’ mission. Sometimes we would have a troop of our little friends from the neighborhood marching along. One by one the paper boats would set sail, as we delightfully watched them float or… sink – in ‘awe’ nevertheless.

Besides, once the paper boats were done – we would start sailing just about anything; a dry leaf, a twig, a sweet wrapper, anything!

And as the rains recede, we would venture on to catch the tiny guppy fishes frolicking under the glistening waters – an escapade that ended in lovely glass fish bowls! While most remained fish, some unsuspectingly turned out to be clammy tadpoles (eeks)!

The monsoon project didn’t stop there for us! Next, in all-consuming patience, we would fill up empty coconut shells with dampened mud and ‘mold to perfection’ little rows of choco-mud pies. The joy that goes into creating these little ‘perfect’ mud pies is priceless – far more than digging into an exotic piece of a rich chocolate cake! *debatable though*

Looking back, it’s fascinating… how amused, delighted and engrossed we were as little children with the little moments of happiness we created for ourselves. The simplicity of childhood. Innocence.

Childhood memories.

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Dee Written by:

Just another writeher who revels in the magic of words and the simple things of life. I want to just be and discover the secret of the stars, catch floating clouds, feel raindrops fall, watch distant lights, learn to soar and touch your soul...

18 Comments

  1. September 29, 2016
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    What special memories

    • September 29, 2016
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      Oh yes… they are! 🙂

  2. September 29, 2016
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    Oh! The walk down the sweet memories of childhood was truly nostalgic and priceless! Such simple things gave us immense joy. Its sad to see today’s children miss out on all such fun. Thanks for rekindling childhood memories Dee. Enjoyed reading your post 🙂

    • September 29, 2016
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      Am glad you did! 🙂 I guess for kids today, there are apps for rain effects/sounds and paper boat games maybe?!

  3. September 29, 2016
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    Hey. This is an amazing post. I really could travel back in time with your words. The way you described the large oversized raincoats without any purpose and building choco mud pies brought me goosebumps. Amazingly written! You ink out loud and clear with your emotions! Keep inking! 😉

    • September 29, 2016
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      haha.. you are being too kind. 🙂 But thank you for the same! Am glad it took you to another place and brought goosebumps. Really glad! 🙂

  4. September 29, 2016
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    hey…so true, the innocence of childhood! beautifully expressed memories…

    • September 30, 2016
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      Thank you… 🙂

    • September 30, 2016
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      Thank you and welcome.. haha! 🙂

  5. September 29, 2016
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    A sweet memory retold beautifully. Neat work….I enjoyed reading.

    • September 30, 2016
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      Something about memories. There is a magical element to it. Am glad you enjoyed! 🙂

  6. September 29, 2016
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    There is no bigger and better joy than childhood emotions and revisiting them. I enjoyed putting my paper boats in a large plastic basin and pretending it’s the river:)

    • September 30, 2016
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      True that! haha.. that’s an interesting river… 🙂

  7. February 3, 2017
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    Childhood memories, especially fun and loving ones, are the most precious…

    …Hey, Dee, how come it seems you stopped posting after September? I hope you are alright.

    • July 8, 2017
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      I know.. ignorance was bliss… haha! Yeah.. on a break… been wanting to get back. Should do soon! 🙂 Thank you for your concern. That was sweet!

    • August 8, 2017
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      Oh yes they are… the good ones that is!

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