Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Game, Set,....

As humans, it is our nature to dream. We dream about what we want, what we could have changed or our plain future, which may not even attain reality. What we dream changes with each stage of life. The surroundings and the people we interact also affect our dreams.

Dreams, as humans are at purest form when we dream them young. I think that shows the pure fantasy, affection for something we crave for. As a kid, I was always interested in sports. There were quite a few which I would follow and some which I enjoyed playing. One of the sports was Tennis. I used to watch all the Grand Slams and follow all the popular tennis players. I could not have chance to play it when I was young but now I do posses a tennis racket.

One of my silliest dreams when I was in pre-teens was to be a ball girl in Wimbledon! I could watch Steffi Graph, Boris Becker, Pete Sampras , Martina live in action. At that time part time jobs as a teenager was more popular in western world than India. I used to imagine that I would be working in Wimbledon part time while studying in school for a promising career in Medicine.

All these fantasies purely because of love for Tennis. As so many other girls, I used to asses a tennis player not just by her/his skills of playing the game but also how they were as a person. I used to adore Steffi, Matts Wilander, Stefan Edberg. I never used to like Agassi much in his younger days, all because of his ever changing girl friends. Now I agree that Agassi and Steffi make a very good pair. Hopefully, their kids would inherit some of their genes. In fact, whatever they inherit, I am sure they would be good in Tennis.

As I grew up, reality sunk in and dreams bit the dust. I am not in medical field, in fact I dread going to docs and I have never been to Wimbledon. But I am glad that I do have a tennis racket and hopefully pursue my dream of learning Tennis some day. Also when my kids are much older, I hope I become a regular visitor for the "Super Saturday" at Flushing Meadows for US Open.

Edited to add: I changed the Title as I already had another post by "Dream On"

6 comments:

Kavitha said...

So many childhood dreams....makes us kind of nostalgic isn't it? Life back then was so simple and we harbored simple dreams....wish life were that simple even now...

Well written as usual...

Kalyan said...

lovely dreams...Tennis is also my passion too...I can feel with your thoughts!

Joy said...

Kavitha: I think life becomes complex as we get older and understand it more. Later I believe, nothing would matter much and would become simpler again ! :)

Kalyan: Thanks for dropping by... Do you play Tennis often?

Ziah said...

Hey!! Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die... you know the rest!! So pick up that racket and go girl!!

Mebbe u could take ur lil princess for tennis coaching (I hear they start them quite young), and you could sign up on the side too.. :)

Thinking aloud said...

like i say, dreams are what keeps us ticking...

i agree with ziah...mother and daughter should start learnng a sport together...it would be fun...

try rollerskating!!!:)

Joy said...

Ziah, TA: Yes, will start working on that.