I know some of you may rightly guess what this post would be about..title says it all..
Emotional attachment. Some get so attached to what they have and some, to what they do. Ideas, things, way of doing things, people present in their lives. In my case, it is a place attachment. An emotional bond that exists between me and this special place. Internet says it is highly influenced by the individual’s personal experiences including positive thoughts, fond memories, and the happiest feelings that the place evokes in an individual. I couldn’t agree more for that is exactly how I always feel whenever I visit there. I have had only happy experiences throughout my stay here. Mere mention of the place evokes strong emotional waves in me and I begin wading through those waves of memories!
Last week’s visit to my alma mater, PSG College of Technology, located at Coimbatore, and its hostel premises is the reason why I am penning down this emotional (!!!) note.
This road leads to hostel premises. A stroll, brisk walk, hurried walk – this road has withstood all of these. As I began walking, gushing memories of the past made me stop at several spots recalling whatever I did and smile at the spot where friends and I used to take selfie, identify the tree which we always used as a background to pose for photos, the spot where we used to discuss points before exams and greet friends and have a quick chat.. the list goes on.. and tears, as well. My friend, who was waiting for me, was surprised since she had to welcome a weeping friend!! She was even more surprised when I told what made me cry..she couldn’t relate to my feelings as she lives there, walks on that road, every single day!! (The luckiest!!)
Azar Nafasi’s words rightly sums up my feelings!!
People have told me, emotional attachments only bring anguish and suffering. Love everything, get attached to nothing..etc.. but, when it comes to this place, nothing matters. Whenever I recall the days I lived there, one can not only see me emotional and teary-eyed, but also, smiling, simultaneously!!
And, I don’t see any scope of improvement in developing this – get attached to nothing – way of living, when it comes to place attachment ! Never tried to change since this place holds the skies in which I wish to rise and set, like the sun, forever!