Ever met someone with such good memories that you have to continuously keep changing the drafts of a blogpost ? Well , that’s what I feel . Words fall short to describe the attributes of this woman. The extremely sensitive taurean who deserves nothing less. How do you compress so many moments of joy in a nutshell . How do you express the love you share for someone on mere words . For people who have been close during bright days and even closer during the gloomy days . How do you describe someone who finds you astonishing when you’ve lost hope on yourself . How do you describe opposites that fit in well together , like pieces of a puzzle . All you can do is thank the stars .
For even the stars on the night sky are drifting far away in this vast expanding universe , how do I hold onto someone who has had a such major impact over my life in such a short period of time . I know it for a fact that theory of relativity is true , for when I’m around her time flies like a butterfly . Friends are the family we choose , and she sure does lighten up my family .
Cutting out people from your life is easy , keeping them is hard . Knowing someone’s imperfections and accepting them in their most raw form is something people can learn from her. A friend is someone who gives you the complete freedom to be yourself and in this indecent , insecure world , she has given me a reason to smile . Thank you for giving me a reassurance , a reason to smile and embrace the day come what may .
From the long rainy walks in lonavla to my explanation of the rock genre to understanding your family tree to the long talks in Kolad to the uncountable laughs we have shared together in navigators to the early morning wake up calls to the late night calls to the 26 calls in a night to the “jumbled cellphone numbers” of ours to the “exchanged surnames” to laughing away while watching dhoom 3 to the missal pavs we shared in canteen to sharing the most dark secrets to bringing color into my life to the group studies to the laughs shared in the library to your slow reading to the “notes” we shared to the mind numbingly gossip we have giggled over to your chocolate sandwiches to the kadak pav walla pav bhaji to the way you used to eat khakhras , to the smell of victoria’s secret , to your obsession with being perfect in all aspects , I have loved it all .I’ve laughed enough to make my cheeks hurt .
Thank you Sweta Lakhani , for being the one person with whom I could share the goofiest as well as the most philosophical talks with . I never got the opportunity to say this however you’re the most understanding person I’ve ever met and the fact that you don’t know it is the part I like the most about you . From sharing the past to predicting the future , we have done it all . These 3 years were quite a rollercoaster and sharing this ride with you was a sublime experience. Never have I met someone who’s just as beautiful on the inside as she is outside . I could continue but I know it for a fact you’ll be grinning like a moron right now with your perfect set of teeth . I want you to know that you are very underestimated by people but then again everyone doesn’t know the true value of a gem . Never stop smiling , you have no idea how many bad days I’ve embraced thanks to your stupid smile and last but not the least never settle for anything else . The right people will value you for what you are and I just hope even if we drift apart geographically , may our friendship never wither away .
To sum it up , here’s 3 years conjured up in a poem that emulates what I’ve experienced :
There are places I remember
All my life though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places have their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I’ve loved them all
But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know I’ll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I’ll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more…
– The Beatles.