An (almost) Forgotten Promise …

Well, friendship is sort of love, isn’t it? You care enough for your friend, you would do a lot to make them happy, and be happy with them too. But what if some time, somewhere, for some reason, a friend cannot be where he should be? Does the love and care become blemished? Or do memories of what that friendship was, and is, and possibly would be, continue to keep things happy? Maybe it’s a mixture of both. I guess the other author of this blog, my best friend Janhvi would say the same too. It’s not that we mean to forget, but it just happens. Life’s like that (not an excuse for the forgetting, but just something that I feel comes in the way, or influences that).

Over the years since this blog has come into existence, Blemished Love has had one ardent reader. That reader is a great friend of both us authors. Cheerful, perky, sometimes shy and definitely a dear to all her loved ones, she’s someone I feel can be very fun, the one who cheers me up when I’m in that gloomy mood that seems like a bottomless well I’m falling into, and mature beyond her years when she gives out gyaan (much needed at that time).

I’ve been reading her blog since years now. She surprises me with her writing. She’s talented in both prose and poetry, writes what she feels like writing, and has a lot of admirers. How can she not? It’s her friendship through words, like her blog name, “My Friendship”. If she decides to become fast, true friends with you, then you’re lucky. She’s won a bronze blogaton once, but she wins more hearts with her entries I think, and that would make her a winner any day.

She believes in simplicity of words, and that beauty is reflected in hers. She loves to live in her imaginary world, and takes me to that world too. She’s says she’s very moody, but I’ve seen her always happy, not moody.

It’s been a while since I left her “My Friendship” a comment. It’s been a while since I’ve been telling her I would. It’ll possibly be a while since I would give her a proper comment. But a promise I had made to her, that I have inadvertently broken. Yesterday, 19th October 2013 was her blogoversary! It’s been 3 years since her “My Friendship” has come to existence. I’d told her I’ll send a dedication her way. But it has skipped my mind with a lot of other things going in and out of that mind lately.

For a friendship
That has been long
For “My Friendship”
A beautiful song
Never forgotten
Words and rhyme
They make me smile
Each and every time
These three years
It’s gone so fast
What you’ve written
Seems so vast
Write more now
Smile more too
This is what I felt
To write to you

Happy blog anniversary, Sims, from both the authors of this blog!


The Many Faces of Love… ~1~

“If you love someone, let them go. If they were meant for you, they will return, otherwise, they were never yours in the first place.”

This has been said and read so much that it would be engrained in many minds, that it would be the first thing anyone might say to someone who has just had their heart broken.

But is it that easy? Of course not. Maybe to say, but not actually to do. And no, it doesn’t necessarily have to be a “romantic” love that you need to let go at times. There is love in friendship, but to build it over years and then suddenly, one fine day, say “I’m sad, and I need to be alone to solve it, so please understand me, and go away” is not at all easy. Not for the one who says, or for the one who does. In such a case, does that saying make any sense? If you were close, and you never felt the need to be alone, or let go of them because you loved them for so many years, why suddenly let go? Over the years, it’s that love which has seen you through your highs and your lows, happiness and sadness… When you need that love the most, why the thought arises that you need to be alone to solve it? I can’t quite understand that line of thought at all.

For the love of a friend…

Oh I know! You didn’t expect it. Or even if you did, it wouldn’t be here! 😛

How dare you?! Yes, you! Traveling on this very important day! How am I to wish you huh? And you are so miserly that you don’t pick up coz you’re on roaming! I’ve half a mind to not talk with you or dump and rubbish all the challenges you given me. Hmph!

I don’t know how that happened. Someone must have put some gasoline near the wicks I guess 😀

Anyways, now that I’ve got that vent out of my system, to the post itself! 😛

I have many friends, and as a Leo, I’ve been lucky enough to mingle with many without feeling unease! I’ve also had friends give up on me, and I give up on them. Some have drifted apart, and some find me just not worth it I guess.

When I first traversed on your blog, I knew not what to expect! I knew not that a beautiful friendship was on the cards! I knew not anything about you, except that you sort of looked like a Malayalee in a way! (Way off! I know :P) And now, months afterward, here we are, traversing past blog friends, to a proper friendship, beyond just the walls of the virtual world! It feels so odd to not “bug you” for long, and just leave you to be sad! It feels nice to know you smile when I just say something totally random, and get you distracted from what is at that time irritating you to the core. (even if it is me). And it feels wonderful to have someone sneak in a read of my blog in the lunch interval of a college day! 😉

We just talk of things that’s beyond boundaries to other friends, so open-minded and free, that I’m sure anyone (if they heard us) would feel we’re crazy! (We are though, aren’t we?) We know a part of each other that we haven’t shared with many others. We’ve pushed each other to cross boundaries in our writing, the boundaries that we had once placed on ourselves, or rather, we felt others were placing on us. We’ve reignited a blog that was once so dormant, even you didn’t remember it often. We’ve each other on speed-dial (atleast, I do. :P) just in case we need a quick word!

I don’t really have words for our friendship, just a prayer that it always stays from now in its most beautiful form!

For the love of a friend, a good friend, a best friend, and now a best friend forever!

Wish you, Janhvi, a very happy birthday and a wonderful year to come!