Thursday, July 10, 2008

This Side of Paradise

Somewhere within each of us, we have the desire to spill our thoughts, share our feelings, speak our mind. Not just to anyone around, because we know most of them don't care. Or even if they do, it just doesn't feel right talking about everything with the guy sitting next to you. In life, we all try to find someone who can relate to and understand our words the same way we feel it, with the same intensity and passion that we first thought them. It could be your sibling, your friend, someone you're in love with. Or who knows, maybe the guy sitting next to you after all.

It's a tough search. One that involves disappointments, expectations, dependence, misunderstandings and miscalculations. The answers to many questions in your life are not that difficult. When you tell someone your problem, you don't expect them to provide a solution. You can usually do that yourself. No, you expect them to share the way you feel. When you cry, you want them to cry with you. When you think, you want them to think with you. You're not trying to set everything right, you're only trying to share everything that's wrong.

It can surprise you where you find that answer. Maybe in a dusty old photo album under your stairs. Maybe in the squeaky red sandals your roomate wore to school. Maybe in a land far far away. Maybe in turning the pages of your favourite book for the hundredth time.

Some friends can never really be described. Simply because everytime you try to, you can't believe how lucky you got.

6 comments:

Soumya Sen said...

Why are you so sentimental these days? What happened to the macho Chaddi? You are turning into a crybaby like Banjo!

CJ said...

@shomo: you ain't seen nothing yet! ;) but yea man - I agree it is kind of an emotional post!

Hemamalini said...

Loved it to bits!

CJ said...

@hema: yipee! one person who related to this post! :)

abirami said...

"When you think, you want them to think with you. You're not trying to set everything right, you're only trying to share everything that's wrong."
Very wonderful lines! What more can I say? :)

CJ said...

@abi: u would know :)