Something happened a few days ago which forced me to pause and reflect on my views on friendship,life in general and a whole bunch of other things that I couldn't possibly write about at the moment.(Maybe another post in the future will do justice to them.)
Even 3 or 4 years back I was scared to come to terms with the true meaning of the word 'friendship'.It so happened that people whom I had trusted a lot in the past let me down without a second thought.So obviously enough for a certain period of time I developed a kind of mistrust for new people I met.It was as if my mind was programmed to believe that 'people come...people go'.I smiled,I chatted,I gossiped.But somehow I managed to forge this insurmountable barrier between me and other people.
Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.
When I got into college things changed.I met new people...I made friends.Some friendships did not survive the test of time...however some did.And I'm proud and happy to have those few important people by my side today.
There's something else I learned:there is no fixed and constant definition to the word 'friendship'.To me it's the most beautiful bond that two human beings can share between themselves.It starts with a plain and simple smile,progresses with conversation and evolves over time.
You don't have to hang out with your friend once a week or go on a shopping excursion to keep your relationship intact.Neither do you have to have a telephonic conversation with him/her ever so often.
Friends are people who respond to your call even if you're calling them after two whole years at 3 o'clock in the morning.Friends are those who get excited over your achievement without thinking about their ensuing exams.Friends are those who can understand wordless gestures.Friends are those who do not make selfish claims.Friends are those who understand you,perhaps, even better than you understand yourself.Friends are those who come to your aid without a moment's delay when you are facing your darkest nights.Friends are those who are always there to just talk to you and make you feel better.
Right at this moment I know that all my friends are special to me.
Friends with whom I hadn't had a phone conversation in a long time,friends in another class who never forget to say a 'hi' when I'm in college,old school friends whom I hadn't seen in a while,friends who ping you on messengers the moment you're online,friends from a particular online forum with whom you can lock horns over favorite movies,books,music,actors and more and at the same time share anecdotes with,friends who respond to your silly text messages no matter how busy they might be at that moment,friends who say a 'yes' without thinking twice when you call them up really late the previous night and arrange for a meeting the next day. *wink*
Yes all of them are equally dear to me.I might not get to meet some of you as often,or I might not call some of you at a stretch for days....but you guys are never forgotten.
Blogging has so far been a delightful journey for me.Not only have I learned a lot about creative writing ever since I started blogging but I've also had the opportunity of coming across so many accomplished writers and deep thinkers across the blogosphere.And reading other people's blogs makes me feel as if I'm also a part of their lives in a way.We're communicating with each other via this medium in a way that is special in itself.
And I'm not one bit hesitant to say that I cherish my blog buddies as much as I treasure the friendship of people I get to see every other day.
This one is for all my blogger friends: Thank you for reading whatever I type and being kind enough to leave your feedback.Thank you for making me feel more confident about my writing than I would've ever been.It's only because of you guys that Aura of Sleepless Dreams has 150+ followers and 110+ fans now.So here's a little something from me to all of you(everyone who reads and comments on my blog and all my followers and blog well-wishers.I'm sorry about not mentioning any names since there are so many of them)-
Okay then I gotta go back to more labreport-writing and studying.Exams from the 15th of May...so I'll not be blogging for a while.But I'll try to catch up with all your posts nonetheless.
Keep writing all of you :)
And wish me luck!