Posted: 05 October 2012 at 6:40am | IP Logged
Bidding Farewell to NBT-What It Means To Me!
Dear friends, hope you are all doing well.
On this last day of NBT, I am overwhelmed with the thought of parting ways (though temporarily) with NBT. I feel depressed, lost, blank.. But then I remember something almost similar or bigger happened to me a little while ago. I would like to share it with you. Hope I am not emotionally bugging you!
My father had a farm. A small farm filled with fruit-bearing trees, beautiful garden, seasonal crops, animals that had become like family... And it was in the middle of a thick forest! I grew up there, spent the first six years of my childhood and subsequent summer and winter holidays.
From my backyard, I could see numerous wild animals, various kinds of birds. Roaming in that forest admiring the beauty of it, making some wonderful observations about the nature was my favourite past time! I have once seen a real wild tiger in that forest, I saw a flying bird getting covered with the thick smoke of forest fire and finally falling in to it after a futile attempt to come out of the smoke maze! The life there was so real, so unique, so natural... no ready made pattern, no two things were same... no cages, no sign boards, no rules...!
I was very much attached with that farm and the forest surrounding it. Even after I grew up, moved to a city, got married and moved in and out of country, visited many wonderful places... this was the place that I held close to my heart! It was special. It made me feel happy, comforted me whenever I felt depressed of lonely.. Whether I was physically present or not, It was the place I could find myself in when I needed some 'me, myself' time!
But my father had to sell it, as he could not take care of it anymore. it was a painful decision for all of us. I felt heartbroken, my whole family was sad. But we had to move on. And we did! I still cherish the memory of that wonderful place. It will live in my memory till my end! I don't feel sad as I used to earlier, because I have understood that 'it (my attachment with that place) is worthy enough to be counted among one the finest things to happen to me in life'!
NOW, 'Na Bole Tum...' was like my father's farm for me (though at some other level)! I feel the same way I felt when father decided to sell the farm. But I firmly believe everything happens in the way it is destined to happen. So, I would like to bid farewell to it with happiness. I am happy that I still have loads of good moments of it with me- the serial and the forum, permanently inked in my memory book ! I am glad I could earn so many good friends because of NBT.
Share your memories too, if possible. It would be really nice to know about your attachments with NBT in this time of gloom.
Thank you all,
Edited by WREX - 07 October 2012 at 8:11pm