WriteWay Journal: April 22nd, 2023

I cherish Eid memories with family and pyala, and the rain's nostalgic scent evokes joy and childhood memories.

Adil Murshid

4/22/20231 min read

person writing on white paper
person writing on white paper

Today is Eid, and I hope you're all celebrating with your loved ones. As I write this journal, I'm filled with nostalgia for the Eids of my childhood. Eid was always a special day for us, filled with excitement and joy. I remember the anticipation of wearing new clothes and spending time with my family. In my household, everyone had a role to play - my mother cooked delicious dishes, my father ironed his new clothes, and my sister was always particularly excited about the day. Even I felt a rush of anticipation.

Today, I'm reminded of the Eids I spent with my grandfather. We would go to the mosque together and then come home to enjoy a special drink called pyala - a mixture of milk and khajur. I miss those days dearly, but my mother has promised to make pyala today, which makes me even more excited for Eid.

As I sit down to write this journal, the open windows bring in the refreshing smell of rain and soil. The smell of soil always makes me feel nostalgic and happy, taking me back to my childhood memories of playing in the rain. It's amazing how a simple smell can trigger so many memories and emotions.

Anyway, that's all I have for today. I just wanted to share my sentiments about Eid with all of you. I wish you good health and a happy Eid full of joy and cherished memories.

"The best of all gifts around any Eid is the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other." - Helen Thomson

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