I wish I was there with you for you now.
If - by Rudyard Kipling.
Doobee doobee do doobee doobee da ! :)
I’m happy! Not happy like I’ve just won the lottery happy (rather tough to achieve considering I don’t even buy lottery tickets!) but happy like …well happy :) Like I’m smiling for no reason happy!
Caught up with a very close friend after a fairly long time – yea I’m like that – tune out of even close friends sometimes – not because I don’t care - I know they are close it wouldn’t matter if I didn’t drop the “hey, how are you?” email / call every week – or even every other week for that matter – we would be just as close. And I dunno that female friends get any closer “we” are – platonically that is ;)
One the many questions she asked me was – how long would you “wait” for someone you were romantically involved with – assuming you’ve been together a few years and are 27 + female. (not necessarily yours truly – given my abso luck of hurry at ‘settling down’)
Well, if I really loved the guy?
As long as it takes I guess. ( I can see my mum’s blood pressure rise a couple of notches!) ;)
Seriously, if I am with the right person why would I give it up? I mean, yea marriage is great and everything but it is not like I am sitting on a shelf with a sell by date.
How long would you wait for him/her?she came back online while I was typing this, a few excerpts
Me: u know I’ve been happy, as in seriously HAPPY ever since morning - after our looongggg convo - have this silly grin on my face, am jumpy - might have to do with the fact that i might go Para sailing soon ...but largely due to our fix. hope it was as good for you too ;)
VN: yes it was!
VN: got up at 10 and i only slept at 6 - only 4 hours of sleep
Me: wowie, n u r not grumpy - this fix must be good
Me: if only we could bottle and sell the damn thing we'd be freakin rich
Me: nah- its cool - even if he disappears - i'm glad, truly glad I knew him
VN: :D ...glad?
Me: that a guy could write that kinda thing and still be an _interesting_ person - well for all appearances - he doesn't have to be a weep-wappy, marginally gay guy
VN: hey who said only gay guys r that way!!
Me: seriously - either men are _MEN_ - read idiots, or they are melodramatic - very few achieve the happy medium
Me: how many men do you know who would think it was _NOT_ unmacho to write what he wrote about love?
VN: maybe they wudn't
VN: not so eloquently at least
Me: they might think it - but to admit - in front of his REAL life friends - and put it so eloquently? not many - infact i don't know any - K/N might have fit the bill EARLIER but not any more
Me: so actually if he disappears he *might* be doing us a favour - we can hold on to the possibility of a guy being this way
VN: that's true actually
Me: sad, but true
Now for a quick round up of the year so far
Jan saw me ‘acquire’ a new friend – or did she acquire me? I’m not entirely sure ;) Jan 1 : we didn’t know each other – Jan 2 : Both of us had a ‘close friend’. for life. I dunno who we have to thank – Joe / Sadhguru. She was also instrumental – read stood on my head till I gave in, not to mention bought my ticket – in my going to an Ashram.
Yup, spent over 3 weeks there. And loved EVERY min of it. No wait, I lie – I _HATED_ as in _ABHORED_ the min it dawned on me I HAD to go back. :)
Went with a one way ticket to Combitore – cause I was not entirely sure I’d would be able to manage the complete the 8 day course – wound up being grateful that I hadn’t bought the return, saved on cancellation fees! Scared my family/friends plenty - many wondered if I was about to give up the materialistic world all together! :D
Feb saw a COLOSSAL amount of shopping! HAD to come back because STEFANY was coming (she thought she had the ticket for 3rd march instead of 3rd feb!) my scrabble friend of 4 years. We had never met before but consider each other sisters, and that is exactly what it was like. We enjoyed the short 7 days she was here so much that come September: when her contract runs in out (currently working in
March saw me …well, get dehydrated!
April... umm I drank tea after a whole year. Its been a year since... Love you pa.
Also today - Oanh and I - deciding definitively that she is visiting India later this year (we used to study together in Calif) _YAY_! ---anndddd we are going to bridge the gap of geography and study together despite being half way across the globe! :) to quote you girl "lets do this together - I'm sure we can beat it!"
I know I’ve been away long (must have been REALLY long – am no longer the first search result for my name! : am still to make up my mind if that is a good thing or bad – mostly good I’d think) – sorry my princess caller :) , sumo my most regular page checker, hmmm – buttt then again, dunc – all IS well, glad to see you around :) Neil – I did, now your turn! …Will, my meaniepie – I cannot thank you enough for being, well you :P – though a little less you would be nice every once in a while! :PPP and to alllll those you still stop by!
p.s : A pal recently launched