To the woman, who changed my life

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“However, how tightly you shut the door, there are some people who just walk in and change your life forever.”

This is how you entered in my life, breaking the walls, I erected, with so much zeal, to protect myself from getting hurt.

I can never forgot the day I first met you. How apprehensive we were, just talking for formality and not even making an eye-contact. I being the judgmental one, found you quite dull and boring, you on the another hand found me arrogant and unkind. It took us a whole month to accept our existence in each others life.

The seed of friendship got sown when our first internal examination date, unexpectedly stung us. Unprepared and alarmed, I found solace in your company. I can vividly recall that barren common room with a brown leather sofa sitting in the corner and a small gray television mounted on a small table. Each day we use to sit in different sections of the room by dragging that sofa in diverse directions according to our moods. We studied less and chatted more, making that room our temporary home.

For the first time in my life, I decided to go for common studies as that was my only chance to clear mathematics examination. I can never forgot, how seriously you took the role of a teacher. How perfect you were in your job, taking me through those horrendous mathematics lanes. Alas! I was of no help to you in computers as you were already good in it.

In middle of these examinations my first hostel birthday came and you never left my side on that day. You always took it on yourself to make my special day more special. My each birthday, that I spent with you,was splendid than the last one. You have a talent of making feel beautiful inside out.

Do you remember, how we started our beautiful ritual of having meals from same dish.

How, while standing on those long queues of hostel mess once, the idea to share the food from same plate struck us. That small idea became a habit. Never ever, we dared to break our beautiful custom, not even, outside our hostel premises.

Sometimes when I sit alone and ponder, the flashback takes me to those nights where we use to carp about every single person we knew in our college. How much fun it was, to be our real selves with each other. Those beautiful moon lit nights where sitting on those yellow balcony walls, we weaved dreams of our future. The fantasy world where everything would be of our choice. You know, I still linger on that memory where one day you lovingly promised me that no matter what, our friendship will last longer than us.

You know what was the best part of our friendship, that no matter how huge our differences may be, how shitty we had fought, how strongly, we may have disagreed, but in the end, we always found a way back.

The three years of our togetherness passed so quickly and even before we could realize, the depth of our love, the time came, to move over to a new destination. Destiny took us in different directions, yet no one ever came close to what you were to me. People entered in our lives and left, every time strengthening our relation, making us believe nobody would fit into our shoes.

We evolved together from girls to women, from daughters to wives, from friends to best friends. When I look back at my college life, I find many small regrets but I neglect them all because if I haven’t ended up in that college I would have never known that a friend like you and a friendship like ours could exist in this mortal world.

Now when we are a decade old, we are in different stages of life, we talk not that often, meet rarely but still when I think of a friend, you still top that list. It’s you who taught me the real meaning of friendship. It’s you who showed me that friend’s could be selfless. It’s you who revealed it to me that you can put your friend’s interest before yours. It’s you whom I still need in my low times. And I know, it will always be you.

PS : Darling this my token of love for being my best friend for a decade and ever.

Yours loving best friend

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39 thoughts on “To the woman, who changed my life

  1. Another straight from heart post Neerja 🙂 Woahh! It’s so amazing that you are able to write and portray (effortlessly) the beauty and depth of the bond you share 🙂 The love, and everything you both share just flows in the post! I always feel words, no matter how strong, fail to convey the immense emotions but may be, not always 🙂 A great token!!!

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    1. Thank you so much 🙂 I am bad in showing my emotions when I am with the loved one…writing letters is the only way I have mastered over years, where I can emote my emotions without inhibition 🙂

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  2. Aaah…friends….For me, my friends have been my strongest source of life support! What a fond piece of going back to those magical times! Both of you are lucky to have found each other. God bless this friendship and may it last forever! And yes, written so, so well….kudos!

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  3. Oh wow, what a comeback, Neerja Di! ❤ I loved it so much!! It was such a captivating read and both of you resemble one of my best friends and me in several ways! ❤ I am head over heels in love with this post! ❤ Keep writing more, you're doing fantastic! ❤

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  4. NJ this is so beautiful about you and your best friend 😍😍 I can just picture you with her as you wrote the words of supporting each other, chatting together, and sharing food. The college days are always memorable ones and I’m so happy they were good ones between you both 💖💖 She’s a lucky girl to have you as a close friend xoxo

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    1. Thank you Jenny for such a beautiful comment ❤ indeed we both are very lucky to have each other as friends 🙂 it's seldomly you get friends like these 🙂 lots of love darling ❤ xoxo

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