Not really! Apar of Random Ruminations tagged me yet again 🙂 This time though it was a tag I loved doing. As you can see from the very nature of my blog, I love sharing. My personal life, my hurts, my successes and occasionally pictures.
The rule of this tag is to publish an old (10 years old or more) candid picture of you. I am bending the rule some simply because I do not have any candid pictures of myself. All the pictures I have are posed. 😦 I have plenty of candid pics of my family, friends specially since I am click happy with a camera in hand. After much thought I decided to pick this one.
I love this picture not only because it is natural. I am posing yes but in the shy awkward way only a child can. I remember the day this was taken. In 1984. I was in middle school I think or just starting middle school. I was at my maternal grandma’s home on the occasion of my Uncle’s visit. He was the only one we knew who had a camera and wanted to take a picture of his then favorite niece. I had woken up but no where near picture ready. My mom hurriedly put a spot of kumkumam on my forehead and tied a black ribbon around my waist since the dress was way too big for me. I remember posing happily that mama wanted a picture of me.
In the background barely noticeable is my maternal great grand father in the picture and the pillar that is the hallmark of a home in an agraharam. This photo represents to me all the nostalgia and happiness that childhood represents. By sharing this, I am sharing a very sacred part of my life.
I am tagging no one in particular since I know many of them are wary of uploading personal pictures online. However, if you do decide to post a picture of you ten years or older, do leave a comment and I would LOVE to check it out.