diwali always brings up some bittersweet moments. a lot of bad memories crop up but the fewer but happier memories make up for all of them.
diwali to me, at one time in my childhood, meant getting ready putting up diyas all over the house, eating 14 types of saag, and then rushing off to my friends place to attend the pujas. then spending all night helping my friends pack sweets and namkin to be given away the next day, the tying of rolley, and the mid night walks in our lane, which is decorated with beautiful lights and visit the pandal of kali goddess. some days those were, but with time all faded away. friends have relocated, i grew up. the usual fanfare isnt there but then the usual rituals of lighting the diyas and eating saag persists. and so does going up to the terrace at the middle of the night to see the fire crackers and to remember old times.
here's wishing you and your family a very happy and prosperous diwali!
have a safe diwali!