Monday, August 01, 2005

Friends

RS is tying the knot in less than two weeks now. I couldn't be happier for her. My only regret is that I will not be able to attend the actual wedding ceremony which will be in Kolkata. RS is one of the few friends I have from my school days who has clung onto her single bachelorette status for this long. Most of my friends succumbed to the love bug and settled into marital bliss over the last decade. Some of them got married right after they got through high school, some while they were in college and some waited till they graduated.
RS is one of few people from my school days who have kept in touch with each other over the years. We kind of lost touch for a few years in between but in the age of the internet and e-mails we rediscovered our old friendship and got back in touch and keep each other posted on our activities almost on a daily basis. Every scandal, every memory, every little incident is relived, discussed and probed through e-mails that can mount upto a 100 new mails in your inbox on a particularly active day. We've shared each other's joys and held together in pain: we've supported friends in love; we've been there for weddings and graduations; we were there when they were having babies, getting new jobs, when they moved; we've rejoiced when they bought a car, a house. We've held together for support when they fell sick, when things were down and they were depressed. We've stuck together as a group for a good many years and we've derived happiness and comfort from each other.
Now RS is getting married and is ready to move half way across the globe to start her new life, I wish her the very best from the bottom of my heart. And although I will not be at her wedding physically, someone else will be there and will give the rest of the unfortunate ones (who cannot make it there) all the details of the wedding. And from across the miles I will hear the conch shells when the groom arrives, smell the rajanigandha when they exchange garlands, revel in the smell of jasmine, incense and laughter when RS weds SB.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Sagnik Nandy said...

i left college 4 years back and already i am one of the very few from my batch who doesnt have a wife :((

7:09 PM  
Blogger Grafxgurl said...

sigh...i miss the smell of rajnigandha...tis been a while since i went to a wedding...its so much fun!!,..


i havent stuck around long enough to really enjoy a long time with a close friend.. so as a result.. i make close friends then i always have to leave..sigh..

and about getting married.. i think i am going to be bugged about it right into the earth!

12:00 AM  
Blogger Lancelot said...

i guess its sth thats tough to avoid for long esp when parents are it all the way....beautifully written though....

6:38 AM  
Blogger M (tread softly upon) said...

@ sagnik don't fret, your time will come. It is after all about finding the right person at the right time.

@ grafxgurl I miss going to weddings too....the dressing up, the gaiety, the food and family, and above all the thought of two people in love making a committment for life.

@ lancelot'stake thank you and keep visiting :)

8:29 AM  

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