What I Used to Be

Daily Prompt – 31st May, 2014. I share 2 old pictures of myself.

Considering I have my photos arranged in a super systematic way, a part of which is that I have a folder dedicated to myself, I couldn’t “find a first picture of myself” without actually looking for it. So instead, I delved into specific event folders, resorting to the first folder, which was when I’d gone to watch Iron Man 2 with my friends Kaustubh and Aman. The date was 17th May, 2010. I know this because my folder’s name contains the date. Like I said, super systematic.

Herein, I choose to share two pictures instead of one.

Image1806 I saw this picture when I was doing the aforementioned searching and was shocked, I mean really really shocked to see how slim I was. It’s scary because my ego says that I look malnutritioned and that I look fabulous now, when the truth is that I’ve actually gained quite a bit of weight that I now have to start losing. That starts as soon as I go back to Bangalore, which will probably be on the 10th of June. I’ll write a post about it soon I guess – I’m treating my body as my next big project [1].

vaibhavI share this because every now and then, we should laugh at ourselves. The aforementioned Aman had this one on his phone for a few years. I remember that we had gone to an old-age home for social work, and we’d put on a show and stuff for them. This was backstage, and it was Aman’s guitar. I don’t play, so I guess I’m one of those pathetic posers who have pictures of themselves holding guitars and staring uncomfortably into the camera. I’d like to draw your attention to the jhopdi haircut and to that scrawny little moustache. Feel free to laugh – it’s my gift to you for reading this.

[1] Also, I should write about how I treat things as projects. It’s a fascinating concept, if I do say so myself.

If you like this post, please let me know with a like or a share. If you’ve also participated in this daily prompt, please leave me a link in the comments, and I’ll be sure to read it. 🙂

You can read more of my stuff in my Library. It has a recommended section, although you can view related posts below.

Thank you for reading!