FRIENDS

30 Sep

“I miss my friends”, I told my mom over the phone yesterday.

She said “You will make new ones gradually”

 

“No Mom I don’t want to make new friends, there are no “new friends” in life there are only friends and they are for life”, I argued.

 

“That is not the case beta, you will meet a lot of people in your life; some will be friends, others just acquaintances”, she tried to reason with me.

 

“No mummy I will never find such good friends again in life I know it, I have to hang up now I’ll talk to you later” and I hung up without even saying bye. I was terribly upset yesterday and took it out all on my mom, reason being I missed my friends.

 

I got transferred to Mumbai almost a month ago and have been cribbing about feeling lonely ever since. I had a wonderful group of friends in Pune since a year, and have been having a tough time adjusting to the new office new desk and new people.

 

I am a person who dislikes major changes. I like to have a certain amount of stability in life. Any kind of change be it city, food or even a new desk makes me uneasy. So obviously moving to Mumbai and leaving behind one year of a great time in Pune upset me to the core, and I didn’t make any attempt whatsoever to hide my displeasure. I even went to an extent of being rude to the same people whom I missed so much.

 

“How would you guys understand my situation, you are not the ones who have to have their lunch alone in the cafeteria even though there are hundreds of people around”

They listened with all the patience not once complaining. They knew it was difficult for me but there was nothing they could do about it.

 

Sometimes I even wished that life was like a Bollywood movie and that one day all of them will come running to my rescue and take me back with them and life will only be a long party where nobody will have to work or study. But I had to snap out of day dreaming sooner or later and concentrate or I’d rather say try to concentrate on my new work here.

 

This morning I had promised myself to stop complaining and start living. So I went about doing my usual stuff; checked my e-mails, got a big mug full of coffee, told the sandwich counter guy to put extra cheese, and even bought a chocolate bar to treat myself for no reason of course.

 

 

Little did I realize buying the chocolate would give way to all the memories around it. How we used to fight for a single chocolate bar, and take a chocolate treat from anyone for the smallest possible occasion, eat chocolates till our mouths were full and wallets emptied.

 

There I go again!!

“No No! Go away Mr. Somber Mood, I don’t want to be sad today” I fought with my inner conscience. I tried my best to see the bright side but to no avail.

 

On returning back to my desk obviously with the saddest expression I could manage I remembered that I had decided to change my signature. I have a habit of writing a shot quote at the bottom of my signature and opened a Word document of all the good quotes I had collected, when I happened to read a short quote which would have gone unnoticed had I not typed it in BOLD.

 

If you can’t see the Bright side of Life Polish The Dull Side

 

It was so simply put but so much like a nail on the head. That’s when it hit me; that’s when I realized;

So what if I cant physically be with my friends, the good part is I can still be in touch with them (and call them on their extensions for free Lolz 😉 ) and I am sure that they will all be there for me when I really need them.

 

So (I know this might sound clichéd, but it’s so well fitting; can’t help it) this is for all my friends out there:

 

   

So no one told you life was gonna be this way.
Your job’s a joke, you’re broke, your love life’s DOA.
It’s like you’re always stuck in second gear,
When it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month, or even your year but,

 

I’ll be there for you, when the rain starts to pour.
I’ll be there for you, like I’ve been there before.
I’ll be there for you, coz you’re there for me too

 

 

You’re still in bed at ten, the work began at eight.
You’ve burned your breakfast, so far, things are going great.
Your mother warned you there’d be days like these,
But she didn’t tell you when the world has brought you down to your knees, that,

 

 

I’ll be there for you, when the rain starts to pour.
I’ll be there for you, like I’ve been there before.
I’ll be there for you, coz you’re there for me too.

 

 

No one could ever know me; no one could ever see me.
Seems like you’re the only one who knows what it’s like to be me.
Someone to face the day with, make it through all the rest with,
Someone I’ll always laugh with, even at my worst, I’m best with you.

 

 

It’s like you’re always stuck in second gear,
When it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month, or even your year but,

 

 

I’ll be there for you, when the rain starts to pour.
I’ll be there for you, like I’ve been there before.
I’ll be there for you, coz you’re there for me too.

 

 

I’ll be there for you, when the rain starts to pour.
I’ll be there for you, like I’ve been there before.
I’ll be there for you, coz you’re there for me too.

 

 

 

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3 Responses to “FRIENDS”

  1. Abhisek October 1, 2008 at 12:28 pm #

    Hi Amrita,

    Your post took me back to those days when i had to leave my friends and come to Pune. I felt each and everything that u have written during that time. I loved the part where u talked about change of desk and taking lunch all alone among hundreds of people around. Change of any kind is never acceptable but thats life.

    I had always wished i could write something on this but never dared to do so because guys are not supposed to be so emotional. But I am. But never came forward with such a post.

    I can’t suggest you that things would get better and u wud make new friends and blah blah coz i know its not possible…but its only time which would make everything right…

    Thanks for this post which speaks the reality.

    If you dont mind, can i link your post to my blog ?? i mean i would only put this link on my blog.

    Keep Smiling
    Abhisek

  2. Monty October 13, 2008 at 1:41 pm #

    Second visit made me feel the same way as i felt the first time. But this time the end seemed to be a bit more positive and gave me a positive vibe ! 🙂

  3. adi October 17, 2008 at 5:43 pm #

    heyy

    i didnt even wanna comment on techmate for this one… but gurl u got me moved – thats right!

    doncha worry we’re all jus few hrs away and ready at your beck n call and sadly as i say it but its true – youll make new friends and hopefully move onto better things , but dont you move away k???

    love

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