A wish and a prayer:)
That I write just such a post for you 50/60/add any number years down the line.
For a most cherished friend.
Not just any friend though but one who is really special, one who loves me just the way I am, no questions asked.
I know we both write a lot about each other… we talk about each other a lot too…but my fondest wish (and I know it will happen just so) is that I and Sols write for each other even 60 years down the line celebrating this bond that started here in the virtual world but continued in the real world:)
When sisters stand shoulder to shoulder, who stands a chance against us? ~Pam Brown
It says a lot on its own doesn’t it? This is the friend and sister who guards my back as I guard hers. The one who turns ferociously protective when anyone dares to criticize her sis. The ‘mamma hen’ role , one that we take in turns.
If you don’t understand how a woman could both love her sister dearly and want to wring her neck at the same time, then you were probably an only child. ~Linda Sunshine
(murderous thoughts along these lines ran through her mind I am telling ya…about wringing my neck that is :D)
Gal enjoying that cuppa = Solilo
Gal calling Solilo=Indy
OR it could also be
Gal enjoying that cuppa = Indy
Gal calling Indy=Solilo
you see that’s how it is….literally…one doesn’t have to think twice before picking up the phone.
A friend who calls up because she’s worried as hell about where you have been and whether you might be ill and after ensuring that all’s in order and that infact you are with the guy who is known as PM and out enjoying yourself …err then the same previously worried friend changes track and gives a good piece of her mind and indulges in some serious arse kicking (and boy! was it serious)
(yeah mine ..poor me! 😥 Indy waiting for some sympathy to come her way )
A friend who made this online cynic believe for the first time that one could find friendships and great friendships at that …the forever kind …..all in this virtual world…
Solilo? This one’s dedicated to you:) You are a cherished friend , one who makes me believe that this too can happen. That two strangers across continents can form a bond that’s really hard to explain.:) That friendships, the kind that make one believe that we really have known each other for years; jumped in the mud puddles together, played with the same toys, shared giggles about same boys while tying each other’s pigtails.
That one might still giggle like a teenager when talking with a friend who seems to be as mad 😀 That she has a laugh that makes you smile sitting across the oceans. That she talks non-stop and you wonder is this finally someone who can give me serious competition in the chatterbox department? 😀
That she tells Peanut all about you on the phone and then lil Peanut calls you maasi in the most adorable tone imaginable that makes your heart go awww….
That she is trying to make you a part of her daughter’s world too…it touches your heart like nothing else could. Coz you know then that this is serious. For keeps.
That there are strangers whom one meets at every corner in life , strangers just waiting to be friends and that when we meet them and how we meet them doesn’t matter . All that matters is that they are here in our life now and that they will stay forever in a corner of our hearts that’s their very own.
That these lines that I wrote way back for you still hold true:) and always will.
(and for some special old friends who have been on this journey ever since I entered the blog world? Go and take a look see🙂 There are lines for all of you too:) remember?:)
A friend who sends a birthday gift and a wish and bookmarks the page that best describes our friendship:)
“There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again.”
And like someone said its never too late to have a happy childhood is there?:) And adding to the memories of a happy childhood to make it even more happier?:) Recommended and recommended highly at that! Try it!Its good for the soul:) And with the most special of friends, the can call up at 3 am ones, the madcap ones..those friends will always make your childhood come alive….no matter what…no matter where….
Of course now the virtual friendship that started back in 2008 has translated into a beautiful and cherished real life one…but there was a time when I was wary of online friends/people/readers…still am infact.
There were and are very few people I would trust completely or would love to meet in real life.
Because really….be honest. Aren’t you a little wary of who or what kind of a person sits behind that lil screen typing away to glory?
I know I am.Very wary.
A little less than before but still spooked at times nevertheless. Some previous experiences have convinced me that one needs to be careful and mighty careful at that. Because you just never know.
There have been very few people I have wanted to meet in real life (and some who I cannot meet due to a hectic schedule 😦 but that’s another story)
The people whom I would gladly meet in real life? Without a second thought? I can count them on my fingers. They all know who they are:)
And then there are those who kind of make me jittery when I read/hear about their rambles and I wonder and re -think twice before reciprocating any of their words/gestures.
Sometimes there are people whom I would LOVE to meet in real life. But there is one very strange reason that stops me. I hesitate about meeting some of those whom I respect and admire a lot because I am apprehensive that the meeting might shatter some illusions that I was carrying about those virtual friends. (and who knows meeting me might shatter their illusions too:))
And sometimes it so happens that even when someone shows a mature writing style and a calmness that would make Buddha proud …..but there is this something you know? Like something that you cant quite put a finger on? Something that makes you jittery and you always pause when you come across him/her in the virtual world.
When all is said and done….isn’t it a possibility that someone who writes absolutely sanely and with a lot of calmness on the blog might be a complete whacko in real life?
I mean we keep on teaching and telling our children about the risks of online friendships and how they shouldn’t share personal information on social sites but what about us? Are we as careful as we are telling them to be?
So at the end of this ramble just two questions for all the friends here.
Have you found a friend in this virtual world and formed a relationship that’s really rare and cherished? One that you don’t even describe as a virtual one any longer because its so real and tangible for you now? I have heard many such beautiful stories (and a recent one where two blog friends met (part 1 and part 2) and hit it off quite well:) and trust me I would love to hear about more:)
How wary are you of meeting /interacting personally/forming relationships in this virtual world? Do you too think twice? Or is it just me who is paranoid in this department?:) And how do you decide who is the kind of person you would love to know about more? The kind with whom you are darn sure you can get along like crazy? Or even the kind whom you would respect or cherish even more if you met?