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Saturday, October 28, 2006

friends - a soothing balm to the troubled hearts

Have been aching for more friends in a long time. The old ones remain but in varied worlds with not much time for each other.

Then there was this very old friend who i thought i had lost, as i sent him Id wishes only to gain him back in full glory, much to my cheer. A friend of around 18 years.
We were competitors first , competing for the grade topper - as we were in 2 different sections of the same grade. Whether we wld check our totals or not we wld definitely check the other's totals. Which is to say that we were competitors from our 2nd grade and friends from our 7th grade till the 10th.
Later, life took us away from each other and we cld hardly be in touch. Now once again back into action and i thank God for this.

New ones are made but they r with quite a few hang ups and that gives the relationship the excitement.

Some others are lost who we thought wld accompany us till our graves but unfortunately, with the residue of the sadness.

And some others who have been around but have not bothered to discover, turn out to be worthwhile finds. And i hope it continues and grows into a fructifying, stable and a beautiful relationship.

But the final category - - of a dear old man of 83, a very close friend, a man of prayer, a profound counsellor -- who i know i wld lose in a little while from now.
Got the news that his wife of around 50 years, aged 75 is sick and is in the hospital. That gives me the Jitters. I know that he too is getting prepared to leave this world and me.
I will miss him much. I have been with him in his sad moments as he has been with me in mine. Ironically we have never been with each other in our moments of JOY.
I refer to him as my Boy Friend and he refers to me as his Daughter ;) a thorough mismatch though.
One day he was talking of not having watched a movie in a theatre in a long time as he has no company and is unable to move about, unaided. Had planned to take him to one ,though it has not materialised so far.
Wish I am able to do it or atleast have a day out with him.

This is life and it has to go on. Time and Tide wait for no man.

5 Comments:

  • Hey tix,

    Your boyfriend is a manifestation of God's blessing in the form of a friend to all of us.

    A (your second fave A :-) )

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:16 AM  

  • Very true and that he is.
    You must be crazy A.
    But in any case r u not the only fave of B? ;)

    By Blogger rowdyrascal, at 1:11 AM  

  • :-)

    A

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:08 AM  

  • ur article on friendship was so nice beyond words to say.u and ur friend of 80 yrs old nice.. our wave length matches as i not only love kids but also love those who again turn kid(old people) love my grandpa and grand ma . apart from this i have 4 close old friends who r above 85 . actually if we talk with them there is no problem of generation gap nd all they need our love inturn we need them they r the actuall tressures in a family . source of knowledge , source of love, source of care,source of givving correct ideas many things .... may r may not be we dont know whether we will enter into the second childshness phase r not we dont know atleast lets give love to those who r in that phase

    By Blogger god-saves, at 8:59 AM  

  • Yes it is very important to give our love to those in the second phase as that is all they crave for. Ur very right vandu abt the lack of gen gap as well.
    And welcome to the blog.

    By Blogger rowdyrascal, at 7:36 AM  

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