For the first time in quite a few months, I didn’t have company at all in the bus for one whole week, last week. Either I was busy and had to leave late or my friends were busy. But I was so lost in reading ‘The Namesake’, which I had started reading last Tuesday, that I was enjoying reading a book after a long time with a passion I had lost yet again, that I didn’t have time for any other thoughts. But, day before yesterday, when with a ‘Blandings Castle’ book in my hand, I was just vaeDikkai paatthufying, my thoughts wandered a couple of years back.
The time when one of the first few friends whom I made at work became one of my close friends, thanks to our non-stop chatting in the bus about every topic imaginable. Books, blogs, my initial hesitation about whether to start a blog or not, movies, life, future, friends, weekend plans, Monday morning blues, school, college, work, colleagues, our dreams – fulfilled and unfulfilled (or should I say the-then-yet-to-be-fulfilled?) ones, all those china china aasais that one has 🙂 , sunrise/sunset, Marina beach, music, ARR and of course, Sanjay/TMK (She was forced to hear my raving about them despite not even having heard their names before she came to know me! Poor girl! 😉 ) and just about everything else! I suddenly started missing those days! It has been more than a year and a half since she quit her job to pursue her dream of doing her masters. But till this day, no chat of ours is complete without us reminiscing about those days. But for infrequent chats, we are not in touch regularly. But she tells me she reads my blog. 🙂
P.S.: After a long, long time, I wrote, rather typed in my mobile, a post in the bus today evening. And that post, of course, is the one that you finished reading just now 😛