Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Best Half


When anyone asks me,"where do you study?" My answer makes them change the mode of discussion. "wow Goa!", the first expression comes. Then the first question,"have you been to beach?" Generally people say that they are soon going to visit Goa and it will be kind on my part to exchange the phone numbers.(but no one came in last 2 years) But if you ask me, what I like most about Goa. I'll say, the weather of Goa, particularly red skies in the first half of the year and mornings with loads of rain in second half of the year. You can actually take the pleasure of raindrops amidst bright sun. And after couple of hours of scorching sun, you are bound to get heavy rain which feels like mother's lap after hard experience of world.


Same happened today. Sun was at it's prime, we people had an exam. After all this, there was all thunder, rain relieving us from all sorts of stress. Three of my friends started playing volleyball and in next few seconds, the count crossed 10. There are few moments which people cherish and remember throughout their life. This was one of them. I guess, all pleasant faces, with smiles, playing in rain, shared a common emotion then. That emotion is of togetherness, love and intimacy. People talk of fun and enjoyment in college life, this was the epitome of them. Good friends see their win in friend's triumph and their loss in friend's defeat. My friend went to prom and we all friends were equally happy as he was. Other day, when someone is giving a birthday treat,(actually its not 'someone', its three or four guys because it is impossible for one to give treat alone to all of the friends), we have to book a bus to go to the restaurant. Singing in bus, ball dancing at restaurant(with one of the guy pretending as girl) are some moments whose thoughts can bring smile, even at the most depressing time. Earlier, I used to think, there are some special occasion in a glittering big box, when you feel happy. Hell..no..happiness comes in small ordinary packets and our task is to identify them and extract all the happiness it has. With friends, these packets are more and its easy too, to find them.

The world is too fast. Everyone has some aspirations and goals and people are obsessed with that. We have no time to love and even though if we love, we don't have time to express them. Because we think, career and goals are the focus of life. True, goals and achievements are important but we need people to share them. After all, we are not so selfish that we do all this for ourselves only. I hope these moments foster a sense of unity, oneness, love among us so that everyone is part of everyone's joys and sorrows. Dedicated to all my friends.
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