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Friends are Indispensible!

The title may make this post seem like something about a computer geek…but it isn’t…This is a story about me…and maybe you too…or maybe about more people…I guess it’s about all of us…because it speaks about someone very innate and inherent in all our lives. Yes, may be…you guessed it right…it’s about a Friend. A partner for life, a relative…who’s not forced onto you…but is present only by choice or heck! even without that choice…

I do not know how…or why… but…He’s there…always…even at 4’o clock in the night when you’re completely drunk and sullen…he picks your call, listens to all the crap you have to say and then when you start sulking, he even consoles you. You tell some of your arbit problem to someone else, he gets to know of it… through some channel…and solves it…even before you plan to think of deciding whether it’s worth telling him or not. There are also some times when you think that he is a pain in your a**…but when that pain is not around…you miss him . He at times wants to get some work done…and somehow you’re unable to do it…he calls you back, curses you, gets very furious…but the next day…this call never gets discussed…as if it never happened. You do stuff which he particularly doesn’t like and more often than not lands you in trouble…so he’ll yell on you…but then he’s the one who’ll be covering it up and rectifying things before you even come to know things have gone wrong.
You just picked him up from his place, drove off to some deserted landscape outside the city…sat atop a hillock…got absolutely wasted over a bottle of Bacardi…had the absolutely meaningless argument…drove back home…no questions were ever asked…and you never forget…that day…that relief…ever. 

His parents trust you more than him over your wisdom…and your parents trust him more than you. You feel you’re crippled on the day of your Sister’s marriage…when he is nowhere to be seen…and its only 10’o clock in the morning. His Dad is not ready to proceed the baraat of his elder brother because your flight got delayed. His sister confides in you more than him. Your sister tells you to seek his advice on any issue you discuss with her. He lands in India from US after 2 years…and the first place he visits is yours. He calls up his home, informs his parents that he is with you and his parents do not question him anything further. 

Back in school days…he used to land up at your place at wee hours, every fortnight…asked you to come with him…without explaining where and why…you would oblige…only to find that after 10 minutes …either you are beating the hell out of someone or you are getting squished…yet you would go with him the next time he lands up. He takes you for a granted…and you…somehow…like that. You’ve shared anything and everything with him…even your crushes…You’ve done absolutely foolish and whacky stuff alongside him… Never has there been any grudge…any competition…any complaint…any jealousy…any comparison…between you and him. 

People say they fall short of words when it comes to explaining what Friends and friendship means to them…I say…words rather start overflowing…whenever I talk of friendship…Even then, with so many words, I am unable to convey what He means to me. I guess, only because the definition and explanation varies for everyone. But, there’s one uniformity in that explanation and definition… ‘He is indispensable’ …Even though you do not speak to each other for months…Even though you haven’t met for years…Even though you live in the same house and have quarrels every day…Even though his ideologies and thinking is exactly opposite of what you have…Even though he gets angry with you and walks out….He will always be – indispensable…You won’t have the same strength if he is not there…and when he is there…you feel…you can even climb the Everest. 


Well..that’s what friendship means to me…sans any rules…sans any expectations…and sans any grudges!! 🙂 🙂

(P.S. 1: Thanks to Vatsal for reminding me to re-post this 🙂 )
(P.S.2: Its not just one of you I am talking about…I guess…you all should have figured that out by now…You all are mentioned…its about all of you guys!…I love you all!..)

And just one more point…for all of you….

Thanks!!!

Thanks!!!