Maya Pillai, when I met you last month after a gap of 16 long years, I honestly didn’t know what to expect. We have had crazy times together when we were roomies. You know what I’m talking about 😉 And let me refrain from explaining about those days here, I will save that for another time.
People change with times and that is inevitable with the lifestyle you choose to have, The jobs that we take up, the experiences life throws at us and for many more reasons. I believed I had changed. The things people have to say about me at times sounds like they are talking about a stranger. When I saw you walking in I could see few changes in you too. The obvious one being how you looked after 16 years :-P(that goes for both of us) and then we were trying to be nice, with all that pleasantries . Gladly pretending to be nice did not last for long, as we are horrible actors.
One thing I realized the moment I saw you was how much I missed you. And I could see that in your eyes too. And both of us knew immediately that somethings….. Just don’t change!
It was that eureka moment where I realized few things about life.
- It is very difficult to find someone with the same mental disorder.
- If you are lucky to find one, don’t ever lose them.
- And if you do happen to lose them, every second of your time spent to look for them is totally worth it.
- Once you find them do not pretend that you have changed for good and everything now is normal. As it takes hardly a moment for them to read right through you. And remember they are the one who always knew that normal scares the crap out of you.
Friends like you often bring out the crazy, stupid, weird side of you. But when I look back, those are among the most amazing memories of my life.
Let me end it here by saying “Behind every successful woman is a best friend giving her crazy ideas”.