Romanticising the past

 All of us tend to romanticize our past; scrubbing it and shining it till it gleams in our memories. With time, the memories of the tough times also change. The rough edges are softened and when we reminise about a particularly difficult phase, we tell ourselves that it was a learning experience. However, in contrast, the person who we think was the perpetrator of the tough experience, is never forgotten. Infact, the dislike for the person just keeps increasing. After all, we are, but regular people. Not saints,  who will forgive and forget.
The same goes for worshipping the departed souls. Our culture forbids us from speaking ill of those who have passed away . Hence, we compulsively praise the dead, hoisting them up onto a pedestal they may or may not be worthy of. Their less desirable traits are never mentioned.
But maybe this is what helps us in shrugging off the negative load of unpleasant memories from our minds, hearts and souls……This romanticising of the past.

© Jun 2016 Sapna Dhyani Devrani

Author: Sapna Dhyani

I am Sapna Dhyani. I write about everything that crosses my mind. I write about life as I see it and like to infuse humour into my blogs. I belong to Dehradun but now live in a new city after every two years, being an army wife. This uprooting of base every couple of years, setting up a new home in a new place, meeting new people and forging new friendships, exploring new cities; all this ensures that I go through and am blessed with a myriad of experiences.

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