Letter 16 – Someone that’s not in your state/country
My dearest Memi!
Sweetheart, without a doubt, you are really.. really.. like super wala really stupid! Why would I bbm you at 12.30 in the night and say ‘Can you guess what I’m thinking? The next letter has to be to someone who’s not in my country’ .. and to make it further obvious I even put a smiley in the end! Jerk!
But man… I’d love to write a letter to Ahmedinejad… It would be so cool if I knew that he’ll read it.. *smiles-dreaming – smiles*
August 2003.. I remember entering the classroom with some friends and since the teacher wasn’t there I sat on one of the desks and said ‘So all the new comers, raise your hands please?’ and around 5-6 hands flew up in the air.. and then I said ‘So how do you want the ragging to begin?’ .. I don’t know what happened next but I clearly remember smiling back to this one beaming face sitting in the front row of the class laughing boldly at my pathetic joke.. I had no idea we’d come this far..
Apart from running around in school to singing in the cafeteria to dancing at that ONE song of ours 14 times in a go (I can’t name the song here, people WILL judge us! Haha) The madness just never seems to stop and it’s absolutely brilliant!
My birthday surprise.. the only ‘real’ surprise apart from all the mutually planned ones *wink wink* lol
The gigs at my place.. the mad dancing at saad bhai’s wedding.. us stealing Rasha’s car and then my awesome driving skills when it started raining cats and dogs! Hira’s wedding.. all the scary stuff you do when you stay over at my place.. bbqs and hang outs and more dancing .. what the hell?!! Ah man.. it’s a little scary when you have so many memories with someone.. It’s like your sharing a chunk of life with that person.. All those great times would never be fun to remember or might never have existed had it not been for you..
A lot has changed since the first time we met.. things and places around us, people we knew, our own statuses from being students to graduates to employees.. and there certainly are a million reasons that contributed towards all the changes. When I was beginning to know you, I remember admiring you for several reasons. For one, you made me want to study and achieve good grades 😛 but the best habit of yours that I picked was the regularity in prayers. I have to admit that watching you pray unconditionally, whether we were in school or on a field trip, always motivated me to adhere to my prayers. Then I also recall talking to you for hours about attracting positivity into our lives; about standing firm and strong and everything shall eventually pass by. Stuff like that really uplifts your moral and strengthens you spiritually. There’s so much that I’ve learnt and built upon just by being around a crazy friend in your disguise.
Every time I’d write something you would be one of the first people I’d email my write up to and then I would wait for your feedback. The best thing about sharing my write ups with you is the fact that you don’t say the usual stuff.. I’ve barely ever heard you say ‘Mehar, this is a good piece!’.. you would always compose your thoughts systematically, ensuring that I feel praised for my attempt and in between you would come up with some great ideas on how I can improve what I’ve created – something only a well wisher, a true friend would do. There was only one time when I was taken aback in surprise by you … it was about a year ago, you were over at my place and I asked you to close your eyes and picture what I was going to read out to you.. I had written a monologue and when I finished, you opened your eyes and said ‘Mehar.. that was really hot!’ hahaha! The thought of it makes me laugh because when we got into discussing the different aspects of how that write up could be interpreted by different people, one possibility was it being a dialogue between man and God.. hotness indeed?! 😛
I’ve had this endless smile on my face for the past 15 minutes and now my face kinda hurts =P .. I hate to sum this up but if I must, then I want to tell you that you’re not only a friend that people would die to have, you’re a fun loving and extremely talented person which makes you very deserving in every aspect of life. Never underestimate your capabilities, whatever you can advice and help others with, you can accomplish that for yourself. I know your job drives you nuts but get some time out and tune up your hobbies before they completely rust out. Write more. Sing. Dance. Pamper yourself by doing everything that brings immense joy in your life and gives you a broader sense of accomplishment. You are the only person I know who is as crazy as I am… who dares to dream big and then sets out to grab them with both hands! You are probably the only person who seconds me when I say something absurd like, I believe I can fly it’s just that I don’t try hard enough.. You’re one person who, like me, can gaze at stars all night and sense that unexplainable feeling of protection.. You were the only person who danced on the same song with me for 14 times and enjoyed it till the last minute! Whenever I meet you, I happen to run into the crazy, carefree, adventurous and jumpy child within me and for that, I can’t thank you enough!
I love you with all my heart! See you soon! 😉