Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Another Closure?

Closure is a strange feeling. Sometimes it takes a while to sink in... and sometimes we are just pushed into it. I had to empty my locker today; I would have kept it for another couple of years if given a choice. It was quite weird to have the mixed up memories of the past 3 years all tumbling down from that cupboard at the same time.


Bags full of fabric, rusted scissors, boxes with neatly arranged threads, buttons, needles and chalk, patterns and muslins, and quite a few surprises...



Surprises from the locker

My favourite black sweater for KMC and Audi (so that's where it has been!!)
At least ten empty or half empty polythene bags
My first assignment at NID (he he my drawing still sucks!)

Sketchbooks from "Fashion Sketching" - Enough one side used paper to last me a year
A page from the DCC assignment on sustainability
Muslin fits of some clothes - (Yeah!!! Some more clothes to wear :) )

Bobbin Elastic (I think that was from Term Garment in the second semester)
Old glossy Magazines (bought from Fernandez Bridge, for mood boards?)
An old, dried, yellow rose (where did I get that from??)

An old telephone that I used in my Diploma shoot
A jumble of wires, a jumble of thick yarn and a jumble of paper strips
An old bottle of deodorant from the first semester (smells pretty much the same still... smells just like First Semester... sigh!)

14 comments:

Siddhartha Joshi said...

hmmm...interesting...

Aur Batao said...

quite nostalgic...HMmmm...

Melisa Diniz said...

I liked your hairstyle:)

Pratima Khadke said...

:) i remember my turn while removing stuff from locker. I woudnt hv thrown anything out..bt had to ..

Aur Batao said...

yes...even i had to throw so many stuff, which I never wanted to...but AR gave me a tough time... and so i had to dispose it off...

Shivani Gakhar said...

Siddhartha, Arpit, Pratima: Looks like I have opened up some memories for you :)
Melisa: Thanks :)

bhavin said...

you love and store things which you may never need, and when you need them you don't even remember they are there! This is a very complex and confusing feeling experienced in this 'vacate locker' situations... this confusion does more 'emotional attyachar' than the attached emotions themselves, like the dried yellow rose! ;)

Neelam Prabhu Gaonker said...

what i loved is the fact that it meant so much to u that u actually got someone to click fotos n spent time in there packin n posted this...!!!
i jus dumped everything in the carton n took it.....i guess when i unpack the carton at home, m goin to have my moments of nostalgia....

Shivani Gakhar said...

Bhavin, Neelam: It is only that particular moment of emptying out a cupboard and looking at forgotten things that brings back so much nostalgia. You turn away and soon you forget it. But ya, attachment to "useless" things is quite complex...

Pri said...

its a nice feeling isnt it--to get soo many nostalgic memories sweeping u off your feet just like that? :)

Melisa Diniz said...

Please get your poems published.might become a best seller.and write poetry more often:-)

armeen said...

feeling senti after reading this...

Shivani Gakhar said...

@ priyanka: and you never know when that feeling catches you, without expecting...

@melisa: thanks! haven't really thought in that direction though..

@armeen: time hi aisa hai!

Manasi Parikh said...

:)