June 3, 2010

Cheers to you, my friend

You have met them, you have spoken to them, you have spend time with them...but you have never noticed them or never understood them. We have our family, our friends, our colleagues, our here & there group, our gym buddies, our neighbours, and then there are people who have been part of our lives at different times for different reasons. Maybe a friend's friend, a cousin's classmate, a colleague's cousin, a neighbour's niece/nephew or just someone you met at a party, a driving class, a day at the parlour, in a bank counter or just somewhere. A smile, a hello, a few courtesy talk and their forgotten.
On another day in another phase of your life, you come across the very same person, and you probably don't even recognise him/her. The embarrassment of a weak memory put behind, again a smile, a hello, a courtesy catch up on the years gone by, and before you realise you're chatting and chatting and chatting and enjoying it too. It's a situation I've been in more than once in my life. People I have met but not bothered to know, have in some later point made a re-entry into my life and found a special place. A wonderful friend, a mentor to tame my madness, a brother-figure and more. You've met him/her not more than twice, spoken to them maybe thrice in the past ten years, but suddenly in the past one hour you've chatted like age-old friends. How many of us have had such an experience? I have.
Each time I've been glad I went through it. Each time I have earned myself a good friend, interesting companion and a fun person who's added smiles and laughter in my life. Just found one such person yesterday. A casual hello, a little general chit chat and there we were joking, arguing, discussing and laughing loud. It was so easy to be myself without worrying what he/she might think. With some people you just know, they'll understand and respect you for what you are. We joked, spoke about the most random things, discussed our relationships, our family, even planned a secret mission. (Let the secret remain!).
You've been an absolute sweetheart S. And remember we have more tales to tell over that cup of coffee...

4 comments:

SunnySmile said...

There's that secret mission again! Do you want me to end up as the cat in the proverb? ;P

But yes, you are absolutely right about how we seem to strike bonds with people who almost accidentally walk into our lives.

The Coffee Cup said...

@Sunnysmile: Oh trust me..it's no great/exciting stuff. Just a silly stupid thing, which am over excited about but would have most others laughing at me.
I just love it when people just walk into your lives and make themselves comfortable so easily. You know you were one such 'find'.

anubhuti said...

This phenomenon that you have described in your blog, is such a dynamic phenomenon and we are so deeply a part of it that we do not even realize it until its right there in the face. I think outside of the obvious sphere of references like office, college or school, everyone we meet or come across or make friends with, we are in fact a part of the same phenomenon. But you have pointed it out so beautifully yet matter of factly, that it feels wonderful to think that we keep experiencing it everyday of our lives....
Don't know if that made much sense, let me know, if it did... :)

The Coffee Cup said...

Errr...not exactly but got the idea. And yes we are all part of this circle of love, life, friendship.