“Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.”
Now that’s a hope but doesn’t have to be true …as things may not be the same! You might find friends but not the same kind…same wavelength or frequency!
“Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.” ~ Henry Rollins
It might be a something in common that clicks when am making friends and believe me I was amazed to see at Cisco I got them!
Yes…friends move on to different projects and to different companies but we remain the same…! Full of fun and frolic yet not making any sense out of it…!
We meet, talk. Make fun of each other …pull legs and tease and yet we are looking for another opportunity! When am with them…it reminds me of my college friends! And believe me it’s a life-time experience to get something when you are really far from the college and those friends!
“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.”
Last Friday we planned to meet and have lunch! We all met at the Sunnyvale down town …traffic was a bit hectic so friends reached a bit late and as usual the rush was too much to get anywhere place to eat! A time came when we decided wherever we get space we will dine: D
Everyone was hungry and we went to this ‘Thai Basil’ restaurant…food smelled so good that we didn’t even gave a thought to check other places. There was a long wait…yet we were pulling all the strings of our patience!
Mean while waiting …there is this guy who looks at us and starts talking ~ how long this wait is going to be and I said yeah and hope the wait is worth to eat the kind of food we are hoping…!!! The guy next to him…stared at me and said…did you say Date??? And I was kind where the hell he even dreams of such a thing when it was made loud and clear about the food and wait!!!! I gave a sarcastic smile and said…I said ‘Wait’ and not Date!!!! The guy takes this as an opportunity and starts talking …well if it’s a date then one can go out and enjoy the place with the Date and let the restaurant manager page you when the place is available!!! I was kind …yeah right!!! But I just smiled and I said well…yeah but who has time!
“Errors to be dangerous must have a great deal of truth mingled with them. It is only from this alliance that they can ever obtain an extensive circulation.” ~ Sydney Smith
He kept exploring about the place by asking questions and then says well I am single and have two daughters ….I took them to this music concert…blah blah blah….how about you ???? Oh god! My friends were there watching and listening to all this and on top of all commenting non-stop in Hindi ….gosh!!!! it was moment when I wanted to laugh out but I maintained my sense of sensibility ;) and discussed about a new born baby…I guess that was enough to end the conversation…but no! He said bye before leaving…may be he was still hopeful as I mentioned above ;)
“Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.” ~ Bill Cosby
After all this…we got a seat and we ordered the food as by now we had planned what to order! I with Red curry chicken, one of my friends went for Yellow curry and other one who is very conscious about what she eats order for Red Curry –vegetarian with more tofu in it!!!
Well…so far things were going well as we all were very hungry! Our leg pulling was on high swing and guess what…all of a sudden I find this green worm in my food….eeeks!!!!! What’s this??? Oh my god…where did it come??? Everyone with a look as if …did they eat and it’s just that I noticed!!! Well…we tried to make noise but we were given an option of – money back or another fresh order!!!!
“When a person acts without knowledge of what he thinks, feels, needs or wants, he does not yet have the option of choosing to act differently.” ~ Clark Moustakas
Well…food was still on mind so went for fresh order but by the time food came with all those apologies the appetite was kind of gone!!! Yet the spirit with which we met…I can still feel it in my heart as I am writing this!!!
It was a good feeling when we met…the warmth and love is still there…and we decided…no matter what we must meet for lunches quite often ;)
“Yes, there are two paths you can go by
But in the long run
There's still time to change the road you're on.” ~ Led Zeppelin
We parted after giving a hug and as I was walking towards my office…I said to myself isn’t its tough to get someone with whom you can share the same kind of jokes that they understand and makes you live a life of a kid!
I guess that’s the friends who make you feel like a kid!!!!
“Even though we've changed and we're all finding our own place in the world, we all know that when the tears fall or the smile spreads across our face, we'll come to each other because no matter where this crazy world takes us, nothing will ever change so much to the point where we're not all still friends.”