Friday, June 19, 2009
Life , for me has always been a mystery. I wandered aimless through the school corridors, filled up with people - yet seeming empty to me. I wandered as I knew there has to be some reason - something had to be discovered. I wandered in search of an aim.
Days changed to months and months changed to years. And when 20 years went by, I finally found it- I found what I was looking for. I found what any fellow being on this earth craves for. By the age of 21 I had the most valuable thing - I had found "Friends".
With A, B, C and S - compact discs full of care and fun, I lost count of my University days. We had all the fun in the world and we fought no less than brave warriors with each other. Days of joy, sadness, difficulties,exams, excitement - we spent them all . It was a truly girls gang - " Hum Paanch " as we called it in Hindi. There were endless pajama parties , friday nights , lazy weekends, grumpy weekdays that we spent together. More than 1000 days when we wished each other "good night" (in the mornings we met only after class as C n I we practically rushed to our respective classes ). And I practically attended all classes thanks to A who is a morning person unlike me.
Years passed by with jet speed and within no time three of us were in the final year of graduation - A, S, n me . Among all the stress of final exams and the excitement of ' el futuro' there was one more thing - the day to depart was near. We had shared a deep bond and we grew up together. But little had we thought about departing. Of course we will always be in touch n meet now n then . But the days spent in this hostel - are never to come back.
As always one thing is left permantly with us- the memory. When I think back about this time , this "yesterday" , I wish there was more to it. I wish I could have spent some more time together. The silly fights we had - may be I could undo them . May be I could mutiply the fun ? And may be ............ the list is unending.
The need of the unending list of possibilities arises only when a person cares enough. The need arises when the cause is important enough to be thought about, to be treasured for.
Today with yesterday in my dreams and tomorrow at the door-step, I am proud to announce that I am the wealthiest person in the world with the greatest gift of all - my friends , my treasure.