I knew about bloggers doing posts on 8 photos of happiness and it was fun to read the stories behind each of the photos. I waited for someone to tag me. However, at the same time I asked myself if I really want to do this, to post personal photographs on the blog when I am not into this.
When AJ Ishaan did a similar post, I thought “Let’s be brave and shed the fear. Let me do it”. And, I asked him to tag me. Yes, I went the other way round for this.
Thank you AJ Ishaan for adhering to my request and tagging me.
Here are my 8 photos telling stories of homemade happiness.
(1) This is the first photo I clicked at the age of 5. Talk about spontaneity in photography and here it is. But, the 3 subjects in this photo, my parents and my brother, fail to recognise my photography skill till date and always point out that I did not say ready before clicking it so that they could have closed their pop corn filled mouths, grabbed my little brother besides them and popped up their cheesy smiles.
This photo is about finding happiness in imperfection 🙂
(2) This one is from the time we lived in the North-east India and to tell you the least, it is a very beautiful place.
This is me and my brother. My brother has been my sunshine since childhood forever doing mischief, creating dramatic stories and causing laughter all around.
(3) In this photo, me and Amit were in high spirits (not literally), bubbling with happiness after being adventurous. At this time, we used to live in the suburb of Des Plaines near Chicago. There was a cautionary advice from his office – Always travel to downtown Chicago by train and never stay back in the alleys after dark on a weekend. What did we do? Just the opposite. We went by car armed with Google maps and had no fear of the dark alleys.
Today, on looking back, I realise we acted in stupidity because we did get lost on our way back home after missing a turning and struggled our way out of the deserted and dark one-ways in the downtown.
(4) This photo tells the story about the lighthouse in the background.
I wanted to climb the lighthouse and Amit was over-cautious probably because of the hard work it would have been. The whole path uptil the lighthouse he kept on discouraging me giving excuses – ‘it is far, no use of walking so much because as soon as we reach the gate it will be closing time, are you sure, do you really want to do this’. And I kept on walking ahead without saying a word and he kept on following me. When we reached the top of the lighthouse and saw the amazing view from there, he finally said – “It was worth coming up here”.
(5) This was our 5th wedding anniversary’s cake. We never cut cakes for anniversaries but the 5th year was special because 11 days after the anniversary day Dhruv was born.
(6) In this photo, we are celebrating Dhruv’s first birthday. I love the look on Dhruv’s face here. This is an expression of discovering the wonderful taste of a cake for the first time.
(7) This photo is symbolic of our family happiness from the various holiday trips we made while living in UK and exploring a different world together.
(8) This is me and my brother all grown up now but sharing the same bonding as in the childhood. There are 2 sunshines in this photo – Dhruv and my brother.
Caution : These photos are from my personal photo archives and are not permitted to be used in any form.