Today is Letter N of the April A to Z Blogging Challenge under the theme, ‘College Memories’ and On Day 14, I am writing on the prompt N for Notebook.
Move over new-age note-book, Steve Jobs laptop version enshrined with a half bitten apple that the whole word refer to as…I am talking about the real Notebook, the time we scribbled on the white pages to take notes in classroom as our lecturers would spell out the theoretical aspects of subject-matter. Some of our lecturers were gracious enough to give us notes while for others, we had to be on our toes to note down as they discussed subjects with us. Remember, the Navneet, Classmate or Sundaram notebooks are now memories that we made in college? It’s a Kodak moment etched on the beautifully designed notebooks that we have now carefully preserved in the drawer.
The eco-friendly Navneet notebook embedded in the glossy cover with pictures of film stars, bikes or super cars, containing quotes at the back, horoscope or tit-bit bout’ cars that we would proudly hold in our hands. It was collectors’ edition as we inked our way on the crisp white blank pages. I still recall how I would buy the super awesome notebook just for the sake of it as it made way inside my life as a young student and have different variety and colorful notebook that I carefully preserved,
Today, I was cleaning the luggage and found the priceless notebooks which I opened to take a trip down memory lane. The notebook still look brand new and fresh as if I just purchased them and couldn’t believe it’s been 8 to 10 years now. It looks as if it was just yesterday that I purchased the notebook and jot down notes in the classroom. My notebooks are my treasure trove that I preserved and cherished down the years which defined the memories spent in college. Priceless and invaluable!
I couldn’t help feeling that today we are deprived of the joy of buying and writing in notebook, the sheer pleasure of opening the notebook to write on the fresh pages. The new generation is oblivious what they are missing with the digital note or macbook taking precedence over the joy of writing in notebook. I mean the joy and sheer place cannot be quantified and like someone told me, the innocence, simplicity and aesthetic beauty of writing in Notebook cannot be quantified.
The best thing bout’ Notebook is the project Citizen First where for every notebook you buy, re.1 is contributed to the education of underprivileged children. You don’t just invest in joy but spread happiness through education which is a tool to empowerment. Isn’t it beautiful? I was collecting notebook during the college days where I made memories more vivid. Nothing beats the notebook.
Enjoy the pictures of my personal collection of Notebook, my personal treasure trove and mind you! some of them already hit a decade.