07 August, 2011

An Ode To A Best Friend


There were once two little girls who drew on classroom walls and invented a ‘computer language’ that only they could understand.


One bit the other during a fight, made herself the butt of all ‘teeth’ and ‘dog’ related jokes for years to come and it was the start of something called friendship.

One had an irascibly know-it-all attitude and the other, an inevitably bad haircut.
They tried recruiting members for their ‘club’ and when everybody called them crazy, they moped.

They grew up ten minutes away from each other. They argued over who’d marry Rahul Dravid and bonded over Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin’s Armaan, Rahul Dravid and WWE.

F.R.I.E.N.D.S fanatics, they became. ‘Dog’ biscuits, they ate. ‘Evan’, ‘Conner’, they crushed on. School was a blur of nonsense, long walks & talks and secret meetings at one’s place.
Same obsessions, same loves, same pains. But two entirely different people.

One knew what the other was thinking and they smirked at everything in perfect tandem.
They wrote letterto each other about the five hours they spent apart and laughed about it the next day.

Bhajans they attended, dances they performed, called each other five times a day (they dialed each other’s numbers on auto-pilot every time they picked up the phone).
They started blogs and blogged about utter nonsense. They went to lame farewells and still had fun.

One fell in love with an entirely wrong person and the other picked up the pieces. One had sense to limit the damage and the other was, predictably, an idiot.

Then they grew up.

The secret visits dwindled. The dreamer chose the dreamy life and the practical one, the proper one.

They made other friends, lived separate lives.
The bond dissipated. They no longer knew what the other was thinking.
They ran out of things to talk about.
Their beliefs changed. Their crushes did too.
WWE and SOC lay forgotten in the deep recesses of their hearts.

Today, they stand at different places, looking in different directions, wanting entirely different things from life.
One doesn't miss anything else from her old life except the girl who understood her better than her own mother.
And she is scared that the old bond is gone forever and a part of her childhood that she cherishes the most, is lost in the sands of time. The worst part is that she knows she has no one else to blame but herself.

Gayathri Chandrashekaran, whatever happens to us, you will always be my first best friend and you’ll always be special.

I love you. And I miss you.
Are we still on for the world tour?

31 comments:

  1. I miss my good old Best Friend too!!! This post totally reminds me of her!! Life is moving on fast! We don't really get to talk so often now! Reading this post makes me miss her so much today!

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  2. Its so beautiful yet so sad. But I relate and you know I do. :)

    I guess the only good thing is you can never forget those wonderful memories once made. :) that's the joy that remains :)

    I love how you write :)

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  3. sweet post :)
    I second cindrella,it made me miss mine too.

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  4. this one was nostalgic...though this hasn't happened in my case ever. Even i dont get much time to talk to my three best frnds who hv been wimme since nursery...but when we talk, its like nothing was ever left unsaid and noday passed without keeping in touch

    maybe thts wht bestfriends are

    Lovely read Priyanka!

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  5. i dont even know both of you, but that was very touching.
    hope this phase ends soon and both of you go for the world tour.
    u have got an amazing blog sweets.
    and student of dark art seemd interesting, please tell me how i can join the course. :)
    Happy blogging!

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  6. Words spoke from the heart. I lost my best friend too two years back and i felt the same way about it. I blame myself for everything.

    An insightful post, Priyanka!:))

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  7. Awww this was sad yet so cute! <3

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  8. This is so touching!
    To be friends like that is a blessing!
    I'm going to call a dear friend of mine tomorrow that I miss very much.
    We still keep in touch but not as much as we did.

    Margie :)

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  9. :)
    all the best for the world tour .. drop by in uk too ..

    Happy friendhsip day ...
    Bikram's

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  10. @ Cindrella, call her NOW:)

    @ Srinidhi, never ever. Ever. The memories are all that are left na. Thanks:)

    @ Polo:)

    @ Kavitha, like I said, don't miss her anymore, call her NOW:) thanks:)

    @ Red Handed, maybe they are:) Congrats to you for keeping the friendship kaayam.

    @ Ginger, *fingers crosses* hopefully we will:D
    Wait for your letter from Hogwarts:) Then ask Snape if he'll let you join his class.
    Thank you so much:)

    @ KN., thank you:) She still remains in your heart, wherever. however she is..

    @ Rachana, thanks milady:)

    @ Margie, please do, friends are precious, best friends even more so. Thanks.

    @ Muhammad Israr, thanks milord:)

    @ mannbikram, most certainly will:D And then you shall take us shopping in all the awesome places and some. Thank you, you too:)

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  11. OMG, Priyanka.. gotta hand it to u.. u hv a way wid words... simply superb post.. loved it so much n I cud so relate to the last para :)

    Amazing read, P... keep up the great work!!!

    Loved it :)

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  12. Thank you for this post! Love you too and miss you like crazy. You're the best ever:)

    http://gayathrichandru.blogspot.com/2011/08/to-frankie-best-part-of-my-childhood.html

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  13. Hej,
    your blog is really great!
    I like the pictures.
    Check out mine ;)

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  14. Aw... that was bitter sweet.. Beautifully narrated.. Made me think about my best friends too...

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  15. My first visit Priyanka...

    This is so chweeet post...reminded me my frns...

    Your blog is wonderful,I mean it..

    chocolaty.. <3

    loved the background design,..it suited well!

    keep blogging enjoyed my presence here..and will come back for sure :)

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  16. Nice post :)
    thanks for visiting my blog :) do follow me :)
    http://my-littlee-secrets.blogspot.com

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  17. @ Hamza, thanks boy:)

    @ R-A-J, awww, glad you could relate, I'm guessing we all have lost friendships and regret it.. Thank you so much.

    @ gayathri, doode, don't thank me:) Yell some, suits us more.

    @ Tanja-Mia, welcome here milady, thank you.
    Will so asap:)

    @ Sunil Padiyar, thank you:) and you checked out hers as well, mucho gracias.

    @ Gowthami Nandigala, welcome:) and thanks a lot. Please do.

    @ äмän ♥, thanks and I already am milady:)

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  18. Awesomely drafted post, could relate to almost 80% of what you've written here.

    You most definitely do have a way with the words. Glad I made a stop at your blog while hopping across.

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  19. Those girls are from 'The Sleepover Club' na?
    I loved that show! <3

    And this post.
    Superb.
    :)

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  20. @ Atrocious Scribblings, I'm glad you did and you liked what you saw as well:) Welcome and thanks:)

    @ The Blue Periwinkle, yes, Frankie and Lyndz:) Me too so very much and thanks:)

    @ Raam Pyari, thanks for taking the time out:) You must be crazy busy with the book:)

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  21. This was one nostalgic write. Made me feel like a total idiot for never keeping in touch friends for a long time.

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  22. @ Sunitha, thank you so much:)

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  23. Awesomely drafted post, could relate to almost 80% of what you've written here.

    You most definitely do have a way with the words. Glad I made a stop at your blog while hopping across.

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  24. @ Atrocious Scribblings, I'm glad you did and you liked what you saw as well:) Welcome and thanks:)

    @ The Blue Periwinkle, yes, Frankie and Lyndz:) Me too so very much and thanks:)

    @ Raam Pyari, thanks for taking the time out:) You must be crazy busy with the book:)

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  25. Words spoke from the heart. I lost my best friend too two years back and i felt the same way about it. I blame myself for everything.

    An insightful post, Priyanka!:))

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  26. sweet post :)
    I second cindrella,it made me miss mine too.

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  27. I miss my good old Best Friend too!!! This post totally reminds me of her!! Life is moving on fast! We don't really get to talk so often now! Reading this post makes me miss her so much today!

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