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Friendship is a strange thing. There are those days when you see your friends face to face on a daily basis. This is especially true when you are in school or college. But as you grow older, the visits starts diminishing. What was once termed a bond thicker than blood takes a back seat. Work, marriage, kids and everything else once it enters the equation changes everything.
I have been blessed with a handful of friends who have stayed with me through thick and thin. Yes, our lives have changed. Irrevocably. We don't talk on a daily basis. We may meet only once in a year. But that hasn't changed our relationship one bit. True, we all have a different lives outside our friendship. More responsibilities. Some of my friends have already become mothers. That doesn't leave them with much free time on their hands.
But when we do decide to meet, we make sure that we enjoy our quality time together. These are people who get me like no one else. I can go to them with the silliest of fears and they make me feel better instantly. There are times when I feel like no time has passed. Catching up with your old friends is also a wonderful stress buster.
You can be who you are and not feel judged. These are the friends that are worth treasuring for a life time. There are days when I feel nostalgic for them. Wishing you can go back in time is not going to help. Instead, we make sure to catch up on each others' lives through social media platforms. Though nothing can replace the feeling of seeing them face to face and catching up over pizza and ice creams, I'm thankful that our relationship is still thriving.
I don't have a large number of friends. I did; once. As the years went by, their number has started trickling down slowly until only a handful of them were left. Though I did make new friends as I moved on with my life, I know that my friends back home shall always have my back. No matter what.
These were people I met in the weirdest of time and if you had told me back then that we would remain friends for a long time, I would have laughed in your face. We couldn't have been more different from each other. Yet, as time went by, there was an invisible bond formed between us. They made sure that we didn't fall into mistakes that we would regret later on in life. We gossipped, fell in love, had our hearts broken. But managed to come out through it all together.
To them. You know who you are. Thank you for being you. And for letting me be.
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