I have this one photo, which brings back my whole childhood and future. It is kept in a box hidden secretly in my house. To me that photo is not just a photo, it’s my entire childhood. Let me tell you more about it…
That photo was taken when I was 2 years old. It was the first time I held a badminton racquet. I had gone to a badminton court for the first time in my life. I was so small, and I was shocked looking at how high the ceiling was, and it was so beautiful. I accidentally stepped inside the place where my current coach was playing with my dad. I just kept walking and picked up the shuttle in my little hands. I didn’t let anyone take it from me, I am told.
After few minutes, my current coach let me hold his racquet and my dad took that picture. Even now, when I see that picture, the series of events surrounding that picture play in my head. I don’t think I can ever forget that picture. It will always be in the back of my head.
My life changed a lot after I started playing badminton. I have lots of trophies, medals, certificates and cash prizes. But that photo means a lot more to me. I am sure that almost everyone has a picture that is close to their heart.