Monday, June 17, 2013

19 Years Later

What changes 19 years after? Absolutely nothing or absolutely everything. Well, in some rare instances the former is more so, as i was to find out.

D and i went to school together and have known each other since 1986. We spent until 1994 in school, after which we managed to remain in touch. So, when he told me of his visit to Mumbai, i was determined more than anything to meet him, after what was an epoch that passed by.

Warm as ever, characteristically poised, positively sensitive, clear and deep, i noticed that those traits that defined him as a person of excellence not only remained, but were now accentuated with time and understanding.

Our conversations soon deepened into the need for extricating ourselves from the labyrinth of pointless pursuits that now centralized our lives. Soulful conversations, examples, recollections, a great deal of wisdom and remarkably positive reassurances later, i returned a happier man who had inherited the fortune of sharing a defining dream.

Maybe i don't have the apt word to best describe him. I am not sure i even qualify to do so. But it would be close to use the words evolved, aware and mindful. 

18 comments:

  1. Good to know that you have such friends... Not everyone are that lucky.

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    1. Di, i have one word for that. I call it a 'blessing.'

      Right you are, not everyone is so lucky.

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  2. Rakesh, it is great to meet your school mates after a long time. I can make out from your description that the meeting was special and fruitful. I adore the way you spell out your emotions!

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    1. Nothing could equal in a sense of joy, Saji ettan, than to catch up with friends from so long ago in life and to know that they still are the very same, unchanged! I suppose it is a blessing, certainly.

      Thank you so much for your kind words, which are so encouraging as ever.

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  3. Not everyone deserves such friendships... and it is not first time from you I read about reconnecting with long time friends. Glad you bestowed by best opportunity in friendship. Excellent narrative on the moment!

    Happy friendship :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Jeevan. Heartening to reading your comment, this one. I believe i am blessed very much to have some of the most wonderful people stand by me in life. Nothing could be more joyful.

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  4. May you have more such evenings and more soulful conversations!!

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  5. Getting back in touch with one's friends has to be one of the most soulful experiences in life :)

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  6. You had a great bonding after years. I wish I could also meet my old friends.

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  7. That's endearing... :)
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