Sunday, September 23, 2012

A House Full Of Memories !!!





“Home wasn't a set house, or a single town on a map. It was wherever the people who loved you were, whenever you were together. Not a place, but a moment, and then another, building on each other like bricks to create a solid shelter that you take with you for your entire life, wherever you may go.” Sarah Dessen



“There is nothing more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.” ~ Homer The Odyssey







Treasured memories of little ones, now old enough to have their own little ones..





The lovely infinity tile pattern in our son's bathroom




The cars collected over the years are displayed on the grill of a big window in our son's bathroom






I am sure he misses sleeping in the loft



Grow old along with me, the best is yet to be...
Ours is a happy home...filled with happy memories.


“What is home? My favorite definition is "a safe place," a place where one is free from attack, a place where one experiences secure relationships and affirmation. It's a place where people share and understand each other. Its relationships are nurturing. The people in it do not need to be perfect; instead, they need to be honest, loving, supportive, recognizing a common humanity that makes all of us vulnerable.” ~ Gladys Hunt



A beautiful painting by Dali: 'The girl waiting by the window'


The memory of our Dog Toffee resting next to these elephants
Oh ! these lovely elephants have been roaming around our garden for about 12 years


I glance at the photo, and the pilot light of memory flickers in my eyes.



Our daughter when she was just 4 years old, the memory is still so fresh


An old photograph of mine taken at our wedding
Happy are the couple married after they fall in love; however, happier are the couple who fall in love with each after they are married.

All photographs are there to remind us of what we forget. In this - as in other ways - they are the opposite of paintings. Paintings record what the painter remembers. Because each one of us forgets different things, a photo more than a painting may change its meaning according to who is looking at it. ~John Berger
Today, I felt like seeing our house through these pictures, although things change, but still they remain unchanged in so many ways and I think that's the way they are meant to be. Each little corner has some story to tell, some memories to be refreshed,  and one comes out of that, feeling totally rejuvenated.
I think we should all go through photographs and revisit the days gone by and come back refreshed.

32 comments:

  1. Isn't it true that homes cannot be build, but have to be made? A house yes one can build.

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    1. Yes Anil, a house is built with concrete, and when lots of love is added to it, a house becomes a home. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. such a wonderful post...loved ur pics...my parents are always looking at old pics when brother and i are not around...i can totally relate to every word u said

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    1. Sudha, it is so good to hear from you. I love looking at old pictures of my parents and my brothers and sisters, and also pictures my children. Each time we look at the pictures different feelings come, some are sad, some are happy, but never the less it does gives some comfort to us in the end.
      Thanks Sudha.

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  3. Wonderful post, dear rama! All the words are true. What a nice couple you are, you and your husband, and how beautiful your children are! I wish you many more years to build memories!

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    1. Thank you so much for your wonderful wishes TH.

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  4. Wonderful post Rama! Both you and Ananth are a wonderfully warm couple and it was so nice meeting your son and Mom-in-law. In a house filled with so much warmth and happiness, I enjoyed every single moment I was there. Thank you!

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    1. We also really enjoyed having you with us. How many Internet/ blogger friends have the chance to meet each other, chit chatting till midnight, it was fun Shanthi.

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  5. A lovely post straight from your heart that reached my heart :-)Memories are so precious, I regularly take out all the old albums and browse to go back tin time. Every corner of your home beams with pride and love.I cant forget those mini cars :-)

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    1. Even I love those cars, I think I love them more than my children did.
      Memories are precious!

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  6. A heart felt post. beautifully maintained home and each photo translates your bylines. I so much loved the loft bed. May you make many more beautiful memories.

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    1. Yes, Asha, loft beds are really good especially when one has high ceiling, it not only looks good and stylish, but also saves lot of clutter and space. Since our son wanted a modern bedroom with steel rafters etc, we all came up with idea of a loft bed.
      Thanks Asha.

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  7. A beautiful post and you almost look like an angel in that wedding photograph of yours:) May you have all your dreams fulfilled!

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  8. A great post with some fabulous pics. A home is indeed made of memories.

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  9. Everything about this post is just lovely. Your home is beautiful, not just structurally but because of the level of detail you've obviously incorporated into it. All of your pictures are wonderful and you have a beautiful family. I love the one of you at your wedding!

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  10. Home sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetttttttttttt home :)

    beautiful

    Bikram's

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  11. You have a beautiful home, filled with love, joy and blessings. That part about your dog Toffee made me sad, as I have had to bury 2 beloved canine siblings in my lifetime.

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  12. Thanks - Covert_Operations'78-
    Dogs are precious, for only they can love you unconditionally.
    Welcome to my blog.

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  13. beautiful post about equally beautiful home....:)

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  14. lovely post with beautiful pictures..I always love ur house and ur knick nacks in decoration..

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  15. So beautiful!

    I just loved your home. Was it designed by an interior designer or did you do it?

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  16. Aparna: Thanks for dropping by.
    We had an idea, regarding how our house should be and what type of architecture to follow, and we gave the idea to our friend who being an architect as well as interior designer, and from there she added her technical knowledge to the project.
    Interiors too was mostly done by me, although i am not a professional, it is just going by what appealed to me. I am glad you like it. Thank you.

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  17. They say, a home is where the Happiest Memories are made!!
    Wonderful pics and a beautiful home you have!! :)

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  18. yes loved this update! Home should be full of memories- and of course, a safe place.

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  19. Awww..such a beautiful home. Such lovely pics. Glad to see them. Thanks for sharing :)

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