Friends forever

21 09 2009

I remember with a pang of nostalgia, my school and college days – the days which were dominated by friends, adventure and fun. Friends have always been a very important part of my life. When I think about it, I realize that I used to spend most of my time with or for friends.

It’s not surprising or unnatural and I’m sure it was this way for most people. The reason why I think about these things now is the sudden awareness about how different my life has become now  – how insignificant role friends/friendships play these days in my life. May be this is inevitable, with all the new responsibilities of life. But somehow at times I feel the void – the absence of a trusting friend, whom I can reach in happiness and sorrow.

I believe that a friend’s importance doesn’t change with time or phase of life. The only thing that changes is how it infiltrates our daily life. For me friendships formed during early days are the best. I’ve found that it’s almost impossible to replicate that passion and bonding with anyone later in life.

Back in old days, often friendships blossomed despite not consciously striving for them, but one can’t say the same thing about the situation now.Even if people don’t promise to remain friends forever, I doubt if any ever allowed themselves to think that their friendship will be just a brief affair.

Howmuchever we are consumed by the various duties and responsibilities and howmuchever we are pressed for time, it’s time to pick up the phone and dial your friend. Excuse me for being so dramatic, but what I want to emphasize is that we have to take make an effort and take that step to reach friends who are important, who can make a diference to us.

But of course, it takes two hands to clap.



2 responses

22 09 2009

True.. no doubt we need to make an effort but then again the sweetness of true friendship is no matter how much time has passed between the time we last met and now, we can just pick up as if it were the other day and continue like we never were apart

22 09 2009

I wish and hope that’s true.

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