“I'd rather have a moment of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special.”

It was one of the winters when I was flying from Toronto to New Jersey to meet my friend Shika.
It was a long weekend and I had nothing much to do so his timely invitation worked out for me.

I landed on Friday evening and that's when Shika told me that we have to attend a wedding party.
I was totally zapped...a wedding party? who's party? Do I know them? etc..etc..!

Let me tell you about Shika, this guy was and is never serious in life. I guess he was never serious when he proposed me and hence today we are friends’ still but not a couple ...lol! As usual his reaction was so what they all know you.

First I was a bit hesitant as me and Shika we are kind of dare devil in this matter but what about those whom I don't know yet? But then I also thought who cares...am Shika's guest and he is taking me so I was chilling out. I made sure Shika is carrying the gift.
We reached home had coffee and lots of goodies from India as Shika just made a trip to India and so he brought all sorts of unique sweets and snacks from Pune.

Dinner was not a issue as we got dressed up to go for the wedding party. They were Couple met via internet and now they got married - girl is from Kerala and the guy is from Chennai.
The moment I was introduced there after other formalities - the groom asked me where I completed my education and based on the University this guy just got freaked out and said now no one messes up with Dawn as she is from my University and then it was a history that I didn’t know these people.

“Nothing is more exciting and bonding in relationships than creating together” ~ Stephen R. Covey

In that event I met lot of new people - all jokers just like me - meaning carefree and having fun jokes and what not! I met this well built guy Puneet - a handsome charmer - girl’s go crazy for him this is what I heard from him. I don’t know when I was introduced to him and rest is history.
We became so good friends that night when we were leaving he was like - I am throwing a party for Dawn before she leaves to Toronto and he took me and Shika to Ethiopian restaurant - I still remember I loved the food.

That day I got a compliment from Puneet saying - I like your company because with you
there is no formality, one can talk openly and be friend without the thought one is guy and other is a gal.

“It is superstitious to put one's hopes in formalities, but arrogant to refuse to submit to them.” ~ Blaise Pascal
After that, I didn’t get a chance to meet Puneet but we are in touch via emails or a surprise phone call.

Lately, I got busy at work and with my moving etc...I have to admit some of my do's I have been not doing it :) and this friend of mine called me just to remind that :)

“Sometimes you put walls up not to keep people out, but to see who cares enough to break them down.”

It was hilarious talking to him and we joked a lot and as usual I pulled his leg and finally he ends up the call by saying - 'I like your company because with you there is no formality :)

He is very sweet - when he didn’t get any greetings for Independence day from me he got worried about me :D
I still feel laughing about this event....but yes, friends do love no matter where you are, whether you are in touch with them on regular basis or not - but they do care which is most important of all

Three cheers to my friend Puneet

“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked” ~ Bernard Meltzer

Comments

Priya said…
Dawn,

This is one of your best post about friendship and nobody can say better than you. Let it be an opening eye to many who make walls and barriers to hide rather comeout brave and face their friends.

Its easy to make friends but many forget to continue that.
Vinz aka Vinu said…
Dawn

That was a nice write up on friendship, as usual with some quotes...

some friendships are everlasting, even though we will miles and miles apart..!!

cheers!!
Rachana said…
Hi dawn!!!
i liked all the quotes..the last one is superb!!
I am happy to have you as my friend! Thanks!
Rachana said…
Hi dawn!!!
i liked all the quotes..the last one is superb!!
I am happy to have you as my friend! Thanks!
ray said…
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Prashant Sree said…
Hi Dawn,

I agree that its a blissful experience to get a special friend.,. As Frank Crane said

"A friend is someone with whom you dare to be yourself."

Here, i make a toast to the spirit of friendship !!
priya: Thank you dear, its an honor to hear that! I appreciate for all the
Golden words that you have spilled here :)
Cheers and hugz dear

vinz aka vinu: Very true said dear! I was going to add my friend’s reply on this post which he sent via mail…will try to add here ;)
Thanks and cheers

rachana: Thank you dear and I am happy to hear everything you said here :)
I am glad to have you as a friend
Cheers

ray: Thanks Ray and welcome to my blog…as you can see I have taken your
advice already :)
Do come again, cheers

prashant sree: Thank you dear and welcome here and I hope you will come again
Cheers dear
Shiva said…
Dawn,

A vivid narration.. May be you should write a collection of short stories too.

Enjoyed reading it

-Shiva
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