Well, this is one of those posts I have waited to pen down, reasons may have to wait before being splashed out 😉 The point is that sometimes you have to let life take its own course, might be harder in the shorter run, but eventually something for the good in the longer run and when you look back and see it paying off, nothing beats the feeling! Only today I came across this French word – Retrouvaille which means – “The joy of reuniting with someone after a long separation.” Bless me, I have realized what kind of joy it is. Sometimes, we don’t value friendships and other relations enough or probably let ego creep in too much to make substantial and almost irreparable damage to them and by the time we realize this, it is already too late. Or so we feel, probably! And hence most of the times, with a combined feelings of ego, pride and *Gulp* Guilt we just never connect. We never take the chance, because somewhere deep inside we fear rejection, and why not should we fear, for we would have probably done the same had the other one taken that plunge. So, guilt and ego win, a beautiful relation or once beautiful relation loses. And this phenomenon tends to repeat so many times in our lives that the score stands
Guilt+Ego: 1 ; Relations: 0
You know what, speaking from this one time (and speaking for many other attempts which probably didn’t materialize) Feel proud of yourself if you ever take the plunge (even after complicating the matters further by first rejecting the other person doing the same) for that might be that one thing which you would have done right and you may never know, it just might help save one beautiful relation, help you get back a long-lost friend and with it so many good things which life never brought back again.
And so goes the lines
What happened back then probably happened for a reason
For good or for bad, we may never know,
But it was harsh coldness just at the start of the Cold Season
Things only went from bad to worse
Apologies from one failed
And eventually things ended
With some sweet words of Curse!
Years ahead, almost two and a half
Came the right step
With an air of innocence
Resembling the glow in the eyes of a cow’s sweet calf
But did it come too late?
There was no way to tell
And hence with acceptance for lay ahead
The friends came together, leaving the rest to fate
And then life played its cards
Too soon to judge
But the change and improvement
Is too good to ignore and say,” let it pass.”
And why to let it pass,
For admirably some relations are special,
And they stay the same
For they aren’t like the usual mass
And so my friend, here is to you
It is not only good to have you back,
It is great,
With an appreciation like none
For a lesson has been learnt, on what life used to lack!
Hoping that maturity that the years have brought
Will help both grow and will let the friendship flourish
And though it may be too soon to judge
Yet the maturity shall make sure that together the relation they can nourish!
It is really good to have you back, and though the words might not fall well into place, I know the feelings have already been conveyed.
Welcome back AP
PS: Since the origin of this blog, I could never share a link with you, here comes “A Welcome Change“