Friday, March 02, 2007

Happy in the tummy

Isn't it surprising how a single phone call can make your day. Doesn't it feel great when an old friend calls you up after ages. The conversation might last all of two minutes but still, it leaves you happy in the tummy, to know that someone has remembered you and made the effort to call you up. In this day of hustle-bustle, with people who have time to check their e-mail 134 times a day but are incredibly busy when it comes to keeping in contact with friends, it does indeed seem like a miracle when someone reaches out to you.

Why am i saying all this? Well, you all must have read about the park next to home which i frequent on almost a daily basis. Last summer i befriended a thata(Grandpa). we would walk every evening for close to an hour, talking about all things under the moon - right from Karunanidhi's rowdyism, to Federer's brilliant performance, to names for his expectant grandson. I never had a real connection with either of my grandpa's - one of them passed away when i was young and another lived in a different town. So he filled in that void in my life. For a few months. And it felt nice.

Then I stopped going to the park for a while and he moved to a different locality and we lost contact. But then, he called this evening, a few minutes ago, and it was like old times again. We spoke for a short while, enquired about each other's health and families and promised to keep in touch. i don't know how long it will be before i talk to him again. But this short conversation has surely touched a chord in my heart. And i am happy in the tummy.

17 comments:

....phew!! said...

...the first few lines made me go "...oh my gawd!!!". The reason...err....i guess u know.

anywayz...gud one ma'am....

nivi said...

cute thatha .... ya... i also agree with u... i get excited all day if i feel that someone has remmebered me and even one hi message will keep me going for another one week!:)

swathi said...

hey shil.. very cute post:)

luv and cheers

swathi said...

hey shil.. very cute post:)

luv and cheers

Sriram said...

I agree to every word u have said! And To know that you are important to someone can sometimes take us right to the top of the world! It is a beautiful moment and well captured!

lookwhosback said...

@...phew!!: the reason i quite don't know. anyhow, thankoo

@nivi: hehehhe...i know

@swathi: thankoo thankoo

@sriram: thankoo very much

Red Machine said...

Well said shil...Its indeed sad that we spend much lesser time with people compared to say our work hours..It is criminal to forget our past..Guess wat Im gonna pick up da phone and call up cum1 right now..thankoo ..

nivi said...

hey shilpa... ur post has created a breakthro for someone di... kalaks... a very inspiring post:)

lookwhosback said...

@ red machine: glad to know that my post made a difference... :)

@ nivi: hehe...yups...breakthrough is too big a word to attribute to this humble post..

nivi said...

babe... there is nothin small or big da... and this post deserved it:)

Sanju said...

Well truly. Such a msg or call will surely make a whole day memorable. Nice post.

Tifossi said...

Hey i bloggd at last...thgh a very short one..
Avi

Tifossi said...

Looks lyk u r too happy in da tummy...post more...

nivi said...

hey finish this tag... :)
its long... but still fun... long time since we did any tags...
http://niveditan.blogspot.com/
the very first post.. didn know to do it properly... jus check it out... and tell me how to tag it properly...

nivi said...

http://niveditan.blogspot.com/2007_04_01_archive.html

swathi said...

shil where have u diassapeared???

lookwhosback said...

@nivi: flattered am i :)

@sanju: thankooo

@tifossi: checked the blog....gooooood stuff

@nivi: been there... done that