Monday, January 23, 2012

Fits of Friendship!

I have this sudden urge to go back to Class V in school. Each one of us had a best friend (or multiple best friends) with whom we would quarrel every week and promise never to talk again…only to happily giggle n share an ice-cream the very next day! The twinkle in our eyes and that beaming innocent smile (stretching all the way to the ears) stuck on our face--implied 'truce'. Fun-filled happy school days!

In the words of Bernard Meltzer, "A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked."

As grown-ups, we rarely make up with friends the ‘Class V way’. These days, friends often drift apart due to trivial misunderstandings. We stretch a quarrel till it turns bitter and irreparable. Perhaps we are too complicated to let go of our ‘mighty ego’! Also, some people have the ability to drive you mad with their bouts of eccentricity. I belong to that club! I have alienated friends by being either insensitive or oversensitive.

If a friend I have annoyed is reading this note, I would say, let’s end the fight ‘the Class V way’!

Note: I wrote this as a Facebook note sometime last year.