Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Quite senti this one!

"The hardest part of missing friends isn't their absence, but it is when you think of all the good times you have shared and ask yourself 'Will those moments happen again?'"

Thank you. Thank you so much for all that applause. But really it isn't all that necessary you know. The beginning lines of this post are too good to be.. umm.. my own!!!

I have been feeling so for the past too many days. And, now that my departure is just four days, to be precise, four and a half days away, there is this sinking feeling in my heart which says things are never going to be the same again. I din't feel anywhere near this when I left school. There are loads of friends who did NOT go to the same college as me. And quite a few of them went out of town for their studies. It never hurt me much 'cos we still kept in touch, met regularly and kept updated of what was happening in eachother's lives. Those days.. oh come on.. they have already become those days.. fine.. let me continue. Those days(!!), when there was something hot and happening in college, there was always this someone I could rush back home to, call up and umm.. you can call it gossip.. but I will be decent about it.. yeah "talk" about, pour my heart out to someone when I was really down, share a nice joke that happened in class.. well the list goes on. More than all this, there has always been this psychological feel that my friends are all around the place, located geographically close to me. Believe me or not, it gives a lot of mental peace.

But now, all through the week messages have been flying around the place. They all read the same or almost the same. "Hi.. am leaving for ___ tomo/today/watever... I wil be changing my number.. Do keep in touch through mail.. all the best". So many of them in such a short span of time that they have made me crazy. And, thinking about it, it would not be long before I too send a similar message to all my friends.

And, then what happens to all those regular meets of ours? Is all that possible any more? Oh yeah all of us would have holidays but would they synchronise? And even if they synchronise, would'nt time be too short for us to spend it with friends what will all those days we would want to spend with our family and all those relatives we would have to meet and all those temples we might have to visit? So, is that all? Have all those nice, sweet days come to an end? Will e-mail, ym and orkut suffice to keep in touch? Well, at least we have something to keep in touch through. Or else, all these wonderful relationships that we have forged through all these years might, just might, be forgotten and lost.

12 comments:

Balaji Vasan said...

Really touching.. I stand in the same boat as you are.. School was altogether different.. Actually in college we r mature to be attached to persons in the real sense.. So that makes parting tougher!! Actually I can't hold off tears as I read thro the blog.. Truely senti..

Calligenia said...

yeah...really touching....nicely written .....

Calligenia said...

but dont worry.....ppl become really closer to heart wen they are geographically apart.....and i am sure the closeness will remain the same forever

Minnu said...
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Minnu said...

ya kavi..i also feel the same way..infact i already feel tat my frnds here themselves are goin very far away frm me...

Vijay N said...

Nice one kavi. But in life, u win some and u lose some, and the way forward, is but the only way. But of course, as you said, things are never gonna be the same again, and lets just hope they get better!

Ramya Rajachandrasekar said...

hey kavi...understand evry bit of ur feelin da....just take it this way...we hav so many ways of keepin in touch....imagine life withouut mails, phone and all...this will be heavenly...and as sups as said...distance increases frndship...

ivak said...

hey guys.. that comment deleted above wasnt deleted by me.. someone else has written the coment and then deleted it.. wish i knew what the comment was all abt:-(

Ranjani N said...

I can understand precisely how you feel for I have been feeling the same for the past few weeks. But I think it is in our hands to keep in touch with our friends (thanks to all the means we have today). Let's do it!

bLitzKrieg said...

hey dats life..u gotta meet sooo many people in life!!...and make so many new frnds @ ur new place...

cheer up..old frnds are like diamonds..they are forevr...

sp said...

Quite a few of us, my batchmates, actually shed tears when we left college. Initially, ppl call up every so often, mail regularly, slowly the frequency drops, esp to class yahoogroups and mailing lists. Only close friends correspond regularly. First year, in cities like Blore or chn, you will bump into friends every wkend when you go down to popular hangouts. After a year, you will have to call up and plan those meetings. Another year later, you wont know what some of your batchmates are doing or where they are and meetings and visits will be far and few in between. Daily digests of mailing lists will also be only a couple a month. You will start attending weddings of friends after the first year and share snaps of places you visit. Slowly, people will get settled down in their own life...

But you know what, even after four or five years, close friends will still be in touch. You will also make close friendships with college folks you werent close with in college. And the best part, you will make new friends during these years, whom you will equally cherish.

So cheer up, whoever you are.

RK said...

You stole the words from my heart.. but we have to accept the fact that change is the only constant.. let's hope that it's for the better..