Karachi and memories-
My significant five memories of this city are:
-Funland. It was where all the kids went. There was the fear of dying, while being on a ride. But I remember pirate’s ship and ferris wheel all too well. As an adult too, there were Lyceum melas held there but alas Funland is no more.
-The candy man. He would sell candies with colourful stripes , and would make you birds and toys, all ofcourse with the soft goey candy strips he had.
– The hand drawn ferris wheel. I know it exists in some remote parts of Karachi but that’s not the same. With all the kids jumping up and down, waiting for their rides it was a treat on cool summer evenings.
– Friday holidy. With all the crazy anticipation for Fridays. Though I like the current system much better.
– Lesser cars. Now every nook is full of cars. We have countless banks to thank that for. Not that it meant improved driving skills. Just that there was more breathing space.
Do these memories make a city, or will Karachi evolve on its own. Creating a new identity each time?