Thursday, August 8, 2013

A letter...unsent





My dear friend,

I remember eating alone during lunchtime from my scanty Lunch box. Sometimes, just watching giggling girls in groups, sharing their yummy lunch. I had no one to share lunch or even my thoughts until you came to me that day with your large lunch box when I was sitting alone in a corner.

You were the new girl in my class. I still remember the day you arrived in the class first time and sat on the last bench.

You flashed a sparkling friendly smile and I reciprocated wanly. You offered me your lunch but I hesitated as I didn't have anything to share. Maybe you understood my feeling and said “I don’t like eating alone. Please.” And you extended your Tiffin filled with stuffed parathas!

Next day, to compensate your generosity, I offered you guavas, the only thing my meager pocket money allowed me to buy as I still had no stuffed lunch box to offer you. You took them with a big smile and chatted like a long lost friend. I just listened. A bud of friendship was about to bloom...perhaps.

Time elapsed merrily. We chatted tirelessly. You told me about your 'Best Friend' whom you missed a lot. 

Best friend? I didn't understand the meaning of best friend. I remember when I had to write an essay on ‘Your Best Friend’ I felt confused. When everyone scribbled a definite name, I used to look around to find a best friend in different faces. I found none. I expected to find my name in any piece of paper. I was disappointed. No one was interested in writing my name. I used to write an imaginary name as my best friend. It hurt.

That day again, we had to write about “Best Friend’. I knew no one would write my name; not even you as you had one whom you missed. I was not ‘Best Friend’ for anyone but that day I got a real name as my best friend and that was you! 



Written for: Write Tribe





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20 Comments:

Kalpana Solsi said...

such a sweet letter. In childhood days acceptance in friend circles is very important.

Rainbow Hues said...

That is so cute Tarang. As children our definition of friendship is so simple and we so easily place someone in high regard just by their simple gestures :)

the little princess said...

that's so sweet! and so heart warming!!

Rhythm said...

made me sad yet happy...
its a blessing to have good friends.. :)

Me said...

Choochwweet... touching yet beautiful!

Tarang Sinha said...

You're right! Thanks:)

Tarang Sinha said...

True! Thanks!:)

Tarang Sinha said...

Thank you very much!:)

Tarang Sinha said...

:) Yes, it's indeed a blessing...:)

Tarang Sinha said...

Thaaaank you!:)

Richa Singh said...

Awww.. gust :P On a serious note we all have been down this lane. We have all found a best friend and suddenly the whole hubla boo around the concept dawns on you. A very sweet letter :)

Richa

Namrata said...

Your story is somehow similar to mine..but just that I never had any such happy ending!

Me said...

Tarang sweetheart, this is soo beautiful, Girly.. Big Hug to you my colorful canvas of honest heartfelt emotions :)

Tarang Sinha said...

Thank you Richa!:)

Tarang Sinha said...

There's a lot of time for that happy ending...you'll get one (Best friends are not necessarily school or college friends) for lifetime...
Best wishes...:)

Tarang Sinha said...

Thank you soooo much!! I'm so glad you liked it:)

jyothisdayout said...

That is so sweet. :) And touching.

Talya Tate Boerner said...

awwwww very sweet!

Tarang Sinha said...

Thank you!:)

Tarang Sinha said...

Thanks a lot Talya!:)

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