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Am a contradiction of sorts. i love going out and having a good time with friends, and i can also stay home chill out over a book or a movie.. Am very passionate about writing, so give me a topic and watch me float away into wonderland... I Am crazy about music,books,friends and my doggie... :)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

That's what friends are for...

Keep smilin', keep shinin'
Knowin' you can always count on me, oh, for sure
'Cause I tell you that's what friends are for
For good times and for bad times
I'll be on your side forever more
That's what friends are for .........

A topic that i love writing about...  Would love to even share my experiences and make a book of it!! This latest one was inspired by a dear [new] friend, Avni.

FRIENDS.... Need i say more? 

The days go by thanks to Friends
Happiness doubles thanks to Friends
Sadness vanishes into thin air thanks to Friends 
Issues are sorted out thanks to Friends 
Decisions are made easier thanks to Friends 
[and yes, thanks to friends, we have been through many heart aches and painful days ]

For me,some friends are more than Friends, don't have a word for it, but i know when i die, they will be there crying and missing me oodles, laughing over my quirks, and sharing jokes /secrets, bitch[why not right] that i've sworn them to[You all who know who am referring to,remember lips sealed....] ... and am sure some will turn just to make sure am Gone!! ha ha ha ;)

Some of the wackos i have in my life know me more than i know myself... They can sense what am going through without a single word, they understand what is running in my head with the silence, or the change in my tone.. Infact there is one special dear darling wacko looney friend, N, in Bombay, who i feel is a part of me... She smothers me, pampers me, is so protective possessive, infact so is her hubby and 2 bratty adorable kids and she is among the few i turn to when am UPPPP or DOWNNN.... Sensible, in your face advice is what she will give- no fancy cushioned words, no mincing around , no being "polite"... Oh, did i mention she is part of the 3stooges? One who is the inner voice i need when i doubt myself.... 
Apart from her , i've got quite a few close friends/sweethearts...- we might not meet often...heck, we dont even talk to each other that much.. but i know i can call/text if ever i need help/support... if i go silent, they will be there to jolt me awake.

Now, its not all hunky dory... there are some who were dear friends, but went their way, and just lost touch... i too got tired of keeping the friendship going[how much can one person do...] n then others who are caught up with life[atleast that is the excuse i tell myself] and forget friends ... Oh well, c'est la vie!! :-)   [ learnt it the hard way not to have expectations from anyone... ]

Offlate, I've also managed to meet some amazing online friends [who I've met as well and some of which are now completely offline].... 

We connect for various reasons --
Gizmos n gadget freaks
Similar line of work 
Aussie cricket team ;) 
Travelled together... 2random people talking!!
For no reason - yep,this also happens.. You just have a fun chat and voila, something blossoms

Honestly, does it matter where you found that friend? Do they have to have a label or a tag ???
We have known each other since school
Or maybe we were best buds in College
How about we did this "asaf" course together at "so n so place"
Oh, we worked together  and shared bitching sessions
Our families have been friends for eons 
She/he has been my neighbor from when i was "yeh high"[ hand gesture showing a height of about 1 foot or so... :-) ]

The reason for this post???? -- 

All i wanna say is Judge me BY my friends and not HOW i made these friends!!


Anonymous said...

Fantastic !!!

God bless you, for the lovely circle of frnds, you have.

Its indeed life's worth to have ppl around you, who can tell you things on the face and you like them for that - WOW to your friendships !!!

Is today some frndship day or what ????

pkona said...

beautifully written aarti.....

Avni Iyer said...

Nice one true..a reflection of what I wrote yesterday :)

We mite never meet a few people but we still get close and a bond if formed..for eg US. hey and bang ur sms came :) Yeah thats the bond am talking about :)

Shilpa RK said...

Lovely Post Aarthi! Many of my friends gimme a sneaky look when I tell that I made some friends online…I see no bad in that as far so u being lil careful ! And I loved the last line “ Judge me” .. your simply awesome!

Anu said...

lovely post, Aarti!! loved it..... so true...

Monika said...

lovely one aarti there is such a nice feel to the post :)

Anonymous said...

ethukaaga ivlo buildupu??? engayo idikuthay :D :D yaruko semmathiya maska podreengannu purithu :D :D nadakatum nadakatum :D :D

vishesh said...

ha we all need them...I have finally found ppl who I call real friends..true to the word :P

A journey called Life said...

nice post.. you are so lucky to have the kind of friends you have..touch wood

Swaram said...

Thank God for friends :)

vimmuuu said...

and I am glad to be one of your friend too ! :D :D

pallavi said...

that's so beautifully captured!
cool blog

Anil P said...

What is life without friends, and what are friends without a life.

Anonymous said...

Friends online become so close because there is so much communication. More than anything there is sharing of minds, thoughts, upsets and joys.

Loved the post. :) Best wishes to you and all your friends... :)

And I agree with you ..."Judge me BY my friends and not HOW i made these friends!!"

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