Posted by Elithraniel Arawion on Wednesday, November 21, 2007
This afternoon i was feeling rather lazy and when my friend called me to 'school' for a small game of basketball, i denied. Yet, she pestered me so much that i eventually ended up going there. But when i reached school i didn't play basketball... rather i was back to staring at the WIDE campus, remembering memories long gone and wondering how old i've become!!!
My friends engaged in their usual cat and mouse basketball ( i call it that since they run behind the person who has the ball!!) and after the first 5 minutes my interest gradually drained (not being a very sporty person since birth) and i moved on to other things with a faithful companion, who hates sports just as much as i do (and had been rudely awakened by my frnd!), i walked around, awed by the number of changes that had taken place there since i left. For once, every single tree was identified by its biological name. Back when we were in school it was either the 'umbrella tree' or the 'tree near the canteen'... now they were 'neem tree' and more...
And the place was cleaner, the canteen was bigger with basins!!!(there's a surprise!)... And the administrative block turned from a one storey building into a two storey building with a high tech library... but... i still prefered my old school.. the way it used to be... i sat on my old place, a flight of stairs behind our auditorium, where my 'gang' always sat... it was OUR place... and to sit there again was such a nostalgic experience.
But my favourite place in school was and will always remain the convent. It is by most the greenest, lush and the most scenic area in my school and i've had absolutely wonderful times there... the farewell mass at the chapel... the friend i found in the chapel... the many pics we've clicked there... everything was frozen in time... and everytime i go there and i look at it i feel like i've never left the place... its been 2 years but the feeling still stays... forever..... and whenever i look at the convent... i see myself there... with my group of 14.. on the last day of school... clicking random pics (Below: The Abode of Vrigin Mary at the convent garden)
^^^The School Pond
I walked away from school this evening... rather melancholic but my heart filled with very warm memories.... memories i'll never forget for a lifetime.... All thanks to a friend who didn't give up on her mission to pester me!! lol