Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Silver Lining

As if to debunk my myth on friendship and to remind me of some friendship that have tided over time and place, I went out with my college friend last week and thoroughly enjoyed myself. There were no concealed jabs, no underlying messages no whines over infinitesimal pains and aches, just open and ceaseless positive conversation, lot of gossip, a bit of nostalgia (thinking about college and our carefree life then), a bit of husband comparison (we came to the consensus that they are all the same), genuine thoughts on parenting thrown in with some good food, and excellent interiors (we can’t help but noticing that detail!)

Though my junior in college (she reminds of that minor detail incessantly), we hit it off from the moment we met in college and she was constantly in my room, talking about our passion then, architecture and our individual boyfriends…

Our passions have undergone a major change, she is now into sustainable architecture ( a slight change) and me into writing (a major change here) and our boyfriends have become our husbands so they are no longer a passion!

And our friendship has endured, and so there is a silver lining in the sky, though I take time to see it!

And this is one ingredient I wish that all of us would pepper our life with, maybe a little more generously, some girl-bonding time, a few hours in a month to connect with your friends and alone without tagging our family with us.

This is where we connected ...



How about you? And do you do this often?

15 comments:

ummon said...

yes. ALL the time. and in india, way too often... i would go lose all balance in life without my girlfriends.
not so bad if you have to take the kids along too. just make sure husbands are left behind :)
btw, where is this place?

Navami said...

Agree with you completely...
You feel so relaxed after such a session...

sindhu said...

Umm, I should make this a practice and do this more often. The location is the newly renovated Lenotre at Ramada...
Navami, you have chipped in, keep coming...

imemyself said...

very very nice post S and imagine life without our friends, girls and boys... and i agree totally on your going out alone with her, not as generous as Umm:)))

indyeahforever said...

This is soo nice to read:)
see?life is beautiful if one has even one friend in life :)that makes it all worth it!
Here's to friendship!:))))
yeah I am still in regular touch with my pals:))

mesoliloquy said...

Sindhu, I recently watched Bride wars and that last 5 mins quote seems true in many cases. Friendships are important. True friends. So good to hear that you had a blast.

BTW that sand dunes in your banner reminded me of one in Colorado when I was pushed down and rolled all the way down just 2 months after delivery. It was fun though but had terrible back ache.

sindhu said...

I will be watching Bride Wars today, Solilo, have just taken it and the sand dunes is here in Doha and it is called Singing Dunes, will blog on it and tell you why it is called so...

sindhu said...

Indyeah:-)Life is indeed beautiful with u all with me too!
And thank u Aps

Deeps said...

No,Sindhu,although I've to say I'm envious of you.Lucky you!Its been ages since I've been to girly-outings with my friends.Every time I go home we try to organise something and some hitch happens and it is shelved.
Now after reading this post I'm getting a fresh drive though!

Renu said...

OH sure ! though I rarely have many friends like that, my sister does a good substitute and I am waiting for the day when just two of us would be able to go off somewhere on a tour:)

Winnie the poohi said...

I recently met my school friends after 10 years! It was just so perfect :)

Smita said...

Nah! not to often :(

I am in this city for 2.5 years and managed to meet an old fren after 2 yrs of stay :-(

Though I wud love to change that but time nahin hai ka bahana is ever ready :-(

BTW I strongly agree all husbands are same :D

sindhu said...

Deeps don't envy me, I am just starting off, never found the time before, now want to give it some more time...
Renu, sisters are good enough too...
And Winnie, you must have a huge list of friends.
Smitha, well, you will get time and friends, it is again a matter of time!

Kanupriya said...

Hmmm, u know such girl-bonding really helps once in a while but we often miss to do becoz of our other priorities like work, home, family etc etc.! Sigh...

colormesunshine said...

oh..BTW, the comment previous comment by 'Sunshine' is me, Just call me 'A'. Blogger somehow picked on the name in mu email ID instead of the wordpress one. :)