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02/06/05

oUt WiTh iT !!!

have been thinking about this for a few days now... communications, conversations, relations, expectations everything mixed up... was wondering why and how people who were friends once tend to move away from each other...

is it that our lives take different turns with time... or our priorities differ... or as Raina says "out of sight.. out of mind"... not really sure...

i am wondering why ppl who once used to be an integral part of my social circle are now nowhere to be seen.. except in some old photographs or some occasional phone calls which are good enough to remind me of the great times we had...

where did the distances creep in from... how come "moving on" became leaving the great present behind...i must say in a lot of cases.. i stopped making any efforts to be in touch... there used be so li'il to talk about.. and at times i feel.. just a casual hello call would have done wonders to keep things alive...and in some of the cases.. where i did some sincere efforts to keep in touch the magic "two way communication" did not happen and eventually those relationships came to a halt...

during all these letting go times.. i managed to earn a lot of new friends... and continued with letting the olders ones go !!! and somewhere down the line i feel that life has become more like a automobile assembly line... where things come to get together... they grow together for a while.. and then comes a time.. when the near perfect piece of machine moves on.... leaving the assembly line there... to think of the good and the bad which got into the machines when they were there...

is this note getting too pessimistic.. well that was not the idea.. the idea was really to find out

why ppl go away... why do we let the best of our friends move away knowing that they are invaluable for us...

why do we part saying that i will be a phone call away.. and not that i will call you sometime...

why do we part saying that i am gonna crib if you do not write an email... and not that i will try and write to you...

why do we part saying "bye bye"... and not "see you"... ( this reminds me of Aarti... who never used to say Bai... she always said C U... good goings Aarts... God bless...)

phew... too heavy a note.. but i am feeling kinda light after getting all this junk outta my head...
time to read the lyrics of a song and try to humm whatever i remember of the music....

Somebody once told me
The world is gonna roll me
I ain't the sharpest tool in the shed
She was looking kind of dumb
With her finger and her thumb
In the shape of an "L" on her forehead

Well the years start coming
And they don't stop coming
Fed to the rules and I hit the ground running
Didn't make sense not to live for fun
Your brain gets smart but your head gets dumb

So much to do so much to see
So what's wrong with taking the back streets?
You'll never know if you don't go
You'll never shine if you don't glow

Hey now you're an All Star
Get your game on, go play
Hey now you're a Rock Star
Get the show on get paid

And all that glitters is gold
Only shooting stars break the mold

It's a cool place and they say it gets colder
You're bundled up now
But wait 'til you get older
But the meteor men beg to differ
Judging by the hole in the satellite picture

The ice we skate is getting pretty thin
The waters getting warm
So you might as well swim
My world's on fire how about yours?
That's the way I like it and I never get bored

Hey now you're an All Star
Get your game on, go play
Hey now you're a Rock Star
Get the show on get paid

And all that glitters is gold
Only shooting stars break the mold

Hey now you're an All Star
Get your game on, go play
Hey now you're a Rock Star
Get the show on get paid

And all that glitters is gold
Only shooting stars...

Somebody once asked
Could you spare some change for gas
I need to get myself away from this place

I said yep
What a concept
I could use a little fuel myself
And we could all use a little change

Well the years start coming
And they don't coming
Fed to the rules and I hit the ground running
Didn't make sense not to live for fun
Your brain gets smart but your head gets dumb

So much to do so much to see
So what's wrong with taking the back streets
You'll never know if you don't go (GO)
You'll never shine if you don't glow

Hey now you're an All Star
Get your game on, go play
Hey now you're a Rock Star
Get the show on get paid

And all that glitters is gold
Only shooting stars break the mold

Thanks Smashmouth....NOW ME IS FEELING BETTER :)

7 comments:

  1. I admire the fact that you could put into words everything that I was thinking, have been thinking, or thought, along with the majority of my friends.

    It's remarkably striking.

    It really made me think after I read this...A simple Hello or 5 minute phone call CAN work wonders.

    No need to walk away with just the memories...make the phone call, it may be that they wanted to do the same, but didn't think it would matter.

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  2. it happens because we find ourselves changing and it really becomes upto us to carry forth the relationship. sometimes it becomes one sided as only one person tries and eventually it fizzles.
    i think its very relative.
    when its worth enough, you carry it along, no matter what.

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  3. @ Kayla : thats what.. most of us actually keep thinking of our friends.. the moments we shared.. and the great laughs we had along with the occasional tears being wiped...

    i agree with what you say... no need to walk away with the memories... make the phone call and am going to do that too... as soon as i am done with writing this post :)

    @ jammie : change i guess is the only thing that is constant in our lives... and when you say that it becomes upto us to carry forth the relationship.. i cannot agree with you more... however... if you do not get anything from the other side.. it really really becomes tough to carry on... and i guess.. it becomes worth enough when two ppl think this way.. if just one of them thinks it worth enough.. and the other does not.. the relation eventually would just fade away !!!

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  4. What a sensitive post. I too remember some friends who were part of my everyday life. Now I don't even know in which part of the earth they are residing. Why this happened, we don't even wait to ponder. But I remember, our parents have none such things. They always kept in touch, when at their time, pace of life was romantically slow. :-)

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  5. @ Alka Romantically slow... nice term...

    somehow with the fast pace of the world.. the speed with which people enter ur life and move out of it has increased too...

    tez raftar zamana hai... tham gaye to gum gaye...

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  6. your post makes me feel guilty...... propelled me to think if i had hurt u in some way or the other.... if i had also not been able to keep in touch with u.........nd if i had been responsible as well for this amazing rite up...... am i?

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  7. Aqui78 : well what do you think... there is a line in there which talks about what you said as well... about being guilty.. don't be.. the result is an "amazing writeup" as you yourself put it... keep in touch...

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