“please, love, leave,
like leaf from tree;
― Andrew McMillan
There was a time when a promise of friendship was made through a leaf. It lasted as long as the leaf last to dry up.
We were walking holding our biology books towards the park with a path full of dried fallen leaves. Two girls of 17 then who were soon going to graduate from school. Life seems pretty easy that time and teenage is a funny age, it make you believe that everything last for forever especially love and friendships.
We sat below the tree and opened our books. I took out my notebook and started making notes.
She (regretting): Oh, I forgot bring my notebook.
Me (surprised): Ah!! That’s bad. Should we go inside to bring one?
She (smirking): Nah..leave it. I will write on something else.
Me (puzzled): What else?
She (smiling): Pointed her hand towards the fallen leaves.
I laughed and she picked up few and started drying diagrams on them. After an hour school bell rang, we started gathering our things. Suddenly she picked up one leave and wrote something on it. I asked her to be quick and do rest of her practice in next free period. She closed my eyes with her one hand and asked me to open up my palm.
Me( irritated): What’s this?
She(suppressing laughter): Surprise. Just open up your palm.
Me(opening my one palm) : Ok.
I felt something light on my palm. Slowly I opened my eyes and saw a dried green leaf with message on it .
I smiled turning it and found
Apurva ❤ Neerja.
I kept my books down and picked up another same leaf and wrote the message,
in front and
Neerja ❤ Apurva
on backside and gave it to her.
It’s been almost eleven years since then and our friendship has taken a backseat now. Both of us settled in our own worlds forgetting the leafy promise of two teenage girls.
My favourite leaves are maple leaves, because they remind me of my teenage year’s favourite romantic movie Mohabbatein (love)
PS: Share your memory attached to leaves or autumn or friendship or promise.
This my attempt for the Telweth day of the A-Z Challenge.
Day 12: L(alphabet)