Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Nostalgic musings............

Been missing my IIT-B friends, more so the life there, and, suffering a dull ache at the fact that we have drifted apart. No matter how much I blind myself to this fact, it just stays there and refuses to go away. Half of us married, the rest on the verge of it, most working, some studying. Each busy with their own life, making new friends, & while not forgetting old ones, slowly losing touch. It hurts. These were the people with whom I formed the strongest bonds, sharing almost everything, with close to zero inhibition. I could ask them anything, without the fear of offending them, knowing that even if I unknowingly did so, they would tell me and not take it to heart. We shared laughter, tears, joys, sorrows, crushes, old secrets, foolish aspirations, grand ambitions - in a nut shell - everything! Now, my closest friend is getting engaged in less than a week. I guess she's already in India. Haven't been able to speak to her in months. Makes me wonder what went wrong..... how did we progress from sharing every minute of our lives to speaking once in 3 months.

Watching Wonder Years on the trot these days . Watched the episode titled "Growing up" today . This line that Kevin says towards the end of the episode is still lingering in my mind.

"Growing up is never easy. You hold onto things that were; you wonder what's to come. But that night, I think we knew it was time to let go of what had been, and look ahead to what would be - other days, new days, days to come. The thing is, we didn't have to hate each other for getting older; we just had to forgive ourselves for growing up"

Update : Called her soon after writing the post. Was wonderful talking, discussing the impending engagement and ribbing each other like olden days. Well, somethings might change as we grow older, but, some people will always mean a lot to you.

7 comments:

jb said...

Looking back at the happy moments, sometimes memory feels like a curse doesn't it? Sometimes it's what helps us tide over distance and time :)

Tallur said...

Solution: Gtalk (which you rarely use)

Bastet said...

@ jb - how true!

@ Sid baab - we no have net in hostel here, and, PC crunch in lab - 16 ppl working and 6 PCs with net. The woes of an expt'al lab!

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john said...

Growing up? Ah, that u can postpone,

Here's a recipe not well known,

If u wanna have a tad more fun,

Complan's the thing u should shun.

Bastet said...

@ John

Awesome !! *clap* *clap* and thanks for dropping by!