Sunday, June 19, 2011

Lost down the lane

   It's been a long time now,I didn't get in touch with blogging and many of my blogger friends .My apologies.Friendship is a very unique  relation which has no boundaries.The bond is eternal and is not restricted or influenced by any of the social pressures ,customs ,responsibilities or obligations which we are a part of ,in many of the relations we possess in  life.The relation among friends may grow weaker or stronger and may have ups and downs ,but the fact remains that once coined the term 'friend 'it cannot be modified , no matter the relation had it's own shortcomings.That nomenclature remains sealed for ever through your lifetime .
   Saying that ,I flow across my haunted memories down the lane recalling the relation I shared with so many friends and pals of mine all these years.Have you ever tried to replenish your barren part of the memory about your once a favorite person or a friend who would have been lost down the memory lane?We would have shared a very intimate relation with them ,they would have been the ones who  have soothed our souls ,kindled our sunken spirits with sparks of joy and affection and help us revisit ourselves.Life is a voyage and we  keep moving  through different stages of life . It's so weird that ,similar to a passenger forgetting  his co passenger once he gets down his destination,we tend to move ahead in life  leaving behind the ones in our life, through each moving phase of our life.One person gets down and the other climbs up and fills the seat next to us.We do keep in touch with a few friends ,but how we wish we could maintain the same relation with every friend of ours who once were a significant part of us.But anyways ,thanks to social media sites which gave me an opportunity  to digg up  my memories and revive my friendship with so many pals of mine.I remember having some very important people in my life: a very close pal "rashmi shankar " in my 2 nd grade;a sweet friend named Namita in my 4th grade,a few other school friends,a person whom I befriended during my journey to Poona in train  from Mumbai ,but couldn't share our contacts ,a friend whom I met during my relatives  hospitalisation and shared close bonds ,a shop keeper guy whom I knew so well and was like a brother to me ,a neighbor aunty who was just like a part of my  family and a well wisher to me and served me loads and loads of delicious food,this way the list goes on and on.But now ,they are all lost, but still  remain a part of my life, sealed forever in a beautiful gift box of "memories"in my mind and heart forever.

21 comments:

NRIGirl said...

Glad to "see" you back Raji! I loved the post which is well written with apt words carefully chosen!

I have lost a few in the memory lanes too. Here's my pondering over them in one of my posts: "Where is Gomathy?"

JAGDISH BALI said...

Nice post. its memories only that keeps things alive.

Alka Gurha said...

True friends are the ones which survive the change of address books...some just become beautiful memories.

Rachna said...

I have lost a few down the years too. As you rightly said, some others come and occupy their place. But, there are some I would like to reconnect with who are not yet there on the social media sites. Let's hope that sometime in the future, I will get to meet them.

Stranger said...

Nice post...there are a few in my mind too. May be I will never meet them in this life time...

Just beautiful memories.... treasured forever

IRFANUDDIN said...

nice to have you back here again....
and yes these social sites have made it really possible to reconnect us with some of our friends who were some how left behind in the long run....and now it feels good to have them back into our life again.

deekay said...

thanks to orkut and facebook, i am in touch with my most of my school mates after a loong gap...btw what u have penned here is what many of us feel, but cud never express it beautifully like this....:-)

mannbikram said...

I thought i had lost a few over years BUT I was amazed when i went to india last itme and met and it was just like picking from whee we left and it was so nice and we are all in touch again ...

I feel blessed I have been lucky made so many friends ..

good ot see you back ..


Bikram's

Onkar said...

If one has good friends, what else does he require?

A said...

@Raji,

Welcome back. Glad to see you back.

Like you said, I thought we lost you....but glad you are back and not lost....:)))

We lost friends, we make friend but memories remain with us. I have lost a lot of friends but now I try NOT to lose them...

raji said...

@Nri That post"where's gomathy"was really nice.This post carried the same feelings as that.
@jAGDISH JI THANK YOU

raji said...

@alka yes ,true friends always last with us throughout our journey wherever we are.


@RACHNA
yes ,it's so hard to reconnect or find some of the friends even though we wish we connect to them.

raji said...

@stranger thanks .

@irfaan.social media sites gave me atleast few of my close friends.

@deekay Thanks for your comments.Yes fb and orkut gave me a lot of friends ,but I still couldn't find a few ore who were once my close ones.

raji said...

@bikram.That was so nice!It's always a pleasure to have such friends.

@onkar.true:)

@A haha ..That was hilarious!True I cannot afford to lose firneds at any cost .That's why I made it a point to come back,though I was busy with some certification test.

chitra said...

Raji, long time....
Friends are really precious, there are certain things which we feel to share with them without any problems.

....Petty Witter said...

What a wonderful heartfelt and poetic post, many thanks for sharing your thoughts.

NRIGirl said...

Raji! Please check out my last two posts. It's a puzzle and it's key and you are part of it!!

raji said...

@petty thanks petty.

@nri gal ok sure:)

A said...

Raji,

Have we lost you again.

Simply Speaking "A" Simple Blogger

....Petty Witter said...

Stopping by to say hello, I hope all is well.

raji said...

Hi A and petty all is well. ..I know I am sort of lost these days ,it's too busy these days with my short course and interviews side by side:)