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Remembrance of things past
– William Shakespeare –
The city of Jaffna is in the northern peninsula of the island of Sri Lanka (formerly known as Ceylon). I was born and bred in Jaffna for the first two decades of my life. A few years ago my spouse and I took our teenage daughter to show her the place where we grew up.
The swing at my primary school brought a rush of sweet childhood memories to mind. It was a popular pastime during mid morning recess and lunch time. It looked so high in those days – as children we found it very difficult to reach the ring of the swing so we would jump or were lifted with the help of a fellow classmate. The screechy sound produced when this rusty manual merry-go-round was rotated is still etched in my mind.
Nearly 45 years later I was elated to see that swing again at St. Johns College, Chundikuli, Jaffna and it hasn’t changed at all…
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Rabindranath Tagore remembered.