I met her more than half my lifetime back. One of Achan's friend's daughter. That age, I had a lot of friends who were my parents' friends' kids. And being an extrovert, I made quite a lot of friends wherever I went. Over the years, things changed, life changed, friendship changed but she remained a constant throughout. We've always lived miles apart from each other, had totally different sets of close friends and led a life different from each other. But in between all this, we still were there for each other sometimes as a strong pillar and at other times as an invisible support, without much effort. There wasn't any expectation, but we were there for each other because we wanted to. Our friendship got strong over the years from exchanging letters whenever we could catch hold of someone flying between India and Dubai, to sending emails and now easier through whatsapp and skype. Our parents see the other one as their own and it's a joy because we live more like family than friends now. She was the only person who checked how I was after the little boy was born when everyone else was fussing around him - as silly as it sounds, it mattered a lot to me and I will not forget that simple "How's Athee doing?" even if I want to.
I was over the moon when I heard about her pregnancy and I felt missed out when she was having her baby shower in far-away land.
Today, I woke up to the sight of this amazing box that she sent me, her baby shower return gift, and I was over the moon - more because she ensured I was a part of her important day even when it was not required.
If only she was here, I would have hugged her tight and cried with joy for making me feel special.
I love you, @dhanya_rj , and I know I don't have to tell you. But this special gift was overwhelming and a huge huge surprise because I wouldn't have ever guessed that you were sending me this!
"Pouco importa o julgamento dos outros. Os seres humanos são tão contraditórios que é impossível atender às suas demandas para satisfazê-los. Tenha em mente simplesmente ser autêntico e verdadeiro." #justme#nenis#cabeloenroladinho#mylife
So honor to have worked with the great @theglobetrotter917 himself knowing this opportunity doesn't come to just anyone. Thank you so much and I hope I can do your work justice and bring it to life these last few times. Come see Inmotion Dance Concert at SDSCPA tomorrow and Saturday at 7 pm for just $10 🤗💗#dance#christopherhuggins#leaveitonthestage#mylife