Sunday, May 02, 2010

The Gift of Friendship

I'm so sick of writing lab reports at the moment that I pushed away all the blank and scribbled-on pages of a4 sheets away a minute back and decided to pour my heart out here.

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 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!

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Chatterbox said...

Aww that's a sweet & vibrant award :)
Thank you for your thoughtfulness :D

Best wishes for your projects and upcoming exams :)

Keep up the wonderful work :D


pawan said...

Friendship like many other relationships these days has become more of a business. But true friendship is a rarity these days of dwindling values and many people do not even understand what friendship means in the first place! Good post and all the best for your exams!

Sayandeep Kundu said...

nice post..
all d best for ur exams.. :)

Anish said...

not much of a post is it??more like sentimental ramblings of a half-crazy maiden... :D

but I guess you are right about friends.....There are many of us who try to keep a barrier among friends and us...but goddamn it!!some people just HAVE to break it down..and make a place for themselves in our heart....obstinate people..who rock nonetheless... :)

btw,best of luck for your exams...and lab exams..and here's hoping you don't end up fully mad by the time the exams get over...

Lazy Pineapple said...

so was a total awwww post :)

I agree that for me too my blog friends have become so very special...though I have not met even a single one in person..

Thank you for your friendship :)

All the best for your exams...

Som said...

Literally "heart poured out" I guess.
Lab report writing will anyday divert you heart and soul to such things :P....since you own a blog..all the better ^_^

"People come and people go"...but some stay stay forever no matter who you are..those are TRUE friends!

A nice rambling as usual.

D2 said...

Thank YOU for giving us such nice posts. I think I'll go eat my friend's head now!
I loved it.

aalooran said...

Hi Samadrita,
Your post was quite a description of friendship. Liked it a lot. Friend certainly is the one who would fight against all odds to be with us in our worst moments.

♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ ayu ♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ said...

awww..i know what it feels like to be let down by your trusted friends i guess everyone did experienced that..but its always nice that at the end even though some walks away in your life..there's still some who stays..

thanks for the award!!:D goodluck on your exams!! we love you sammy!!! xD!

Quintessence Of Illusion said...

Im using the internet after a long time.......and trust me first the i did was check your kind of addicted to it...neways nice of luck gal

Samadrita said...

@Chatterbox: Thank you for your wishes.And this is just a token of my gratitude for my readers. :)

@pawan: Right you are.However there are some people who make a place in your heart forever. :)

@Sayandeep: Thanks re.Tor blog-e porikkhar por comment debo ok? :D

@Anish: Lol yea I got all sentimental for some reason.Although I think you know why. :)
Best of luck to you too.And yes I hope I don't end up fully crazy by the time all this ends. :P

@Lazy Pineapple: No 'thank you-s' in friendship as they say in cliche movie dialogues. :P
Yes I need those wishes alright! :D

Samadrita said...

@Som: Lol yes I know what you mean.It's only during exams you get the most creative ideas for writing blogs. :D
Thanks for reading.

@D2: Wow I'm glad you liked this post so much.Welcome to my blog. :))

@aalooran: Yep that's how it should be.Otherwise it's not friendship.Thanks for the visit.Come back again :)

@ayu: Aww honey I love you too! :)
You're the most adorable blogger I've come across aside from chocolover and Schrei(Tharangni) ^^
Thanks for the wishes.

@QOI: You know Writu that's the best compliment my blog has received in a long time.Thank you again for giving me the motivation to keep writing through your comments.
Best of luck to you too! :))

Nethra said...

All the best for you exams! :)
I so much liked and agree with the quote, "Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down". It was nice to read your perception on friendship. :)

Siddhesh 'Ravan' Kabe said...

First of all....All the best of luck... second... you are such a sweet friend...:D


An Ordinary Gal said...

Friends are the best companion...nice post.

Thanks for visiting my blog and following me :)

Gyanban said...

Cheerup ! And keep blogging!

Vikram Karve said...

Nicely written.
All the Best for your exams.

daffodils2 said...

A very nice post on friendship. Yes some friends will hurt us in lifetime but one should never give up on friends esp your school friends, college friends and others with whom you've had contact for a long time. Its shared memories which strengthen bonds.

I too am learning to appreciate my blog friends .... though i am just a month old to blogging.

Thanks for the award!

♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ ayu ♫ Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ♫ said...

@sammy: haha! you really know me girl!! hehe..not only ghost hunt inspired me..maybe a lil detective conan and sherlock holmes too haha :D

P.S. im glad you liked it!! i cried too!!! :D

Karthik said...

Seems like I have a lot of catching up to do on Aura of Sleepless Nights. Have started to do that. :))

Same is the case with me when it comes to blog friends. They have become so special to me over these past few months. :)

All the best for your exams. Going through your older posts (esp. searching for your stories). Keep checking your comment sections of older posts. :))

Samadrita said...

@Nethra: Thanks dear.Always good to have your feedback :)

@Sid: You are a sweet friend too. :D

@An Ordinary Gal: Hey girl welcome to my blog.Glad you liked the post.Cheers! :)

@Gyanban: I sure will.As long as I have readers like you all. :)

Samadrita said...

@daffodils2: You are welcome.But this award is merely a token of the gratitude I feel for my readers.Do come again :)

@ayu: Detective Conan...hmm that's something I'm yet to watch.And yes Clannad is absolutely brilliant. :)

@Karthik: Whoa look who's back.The King of thrillers! :D
Glad you are finally back to reading and commenting on blogs.Will read your posts soon...after my exams get over. :)

atindriyo said...

may not be your best post, but it's beautiful enough to make me smile.... to me, that's a lot! :D

Ranjith said...

This Blog Post of yours is an Eye Opener. You Put amazing things In Plain Words out here! I wonder How you are able to do that sometimes.

And this quote , "Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down." You said it all Girl!

Rajendra Raikwar said...

Great efforts

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