Before the advent of Facebook and Whatsapp, even before the Internet and Cable TV, we have been best friends. We did not have to declare it to the world. We don’t declare it now, either. But, we know we are there for each other. Always.
Lets call here Alice. (Not the ‘Who the F is Alice?’). But this song has a connection. In the early 90s as teenagers, when we were just opening up to MTV and English songs, this song came up. We loved it that there was the F word in it. But, how do we even listen to it in front of the family? So, when the parents would be away, we would put this song on our blaring music system, and scream out our teenage rebellion. Ah, the joy of the forbidden.
She knew me instinctively. I really don’t know how. I am an introvert and she is an extrovert. But, she knows what I want to do in my heart. She would hold my hand, and lead the way. She would give me gyaan. Not when I ask for. But, when she sees me silent, when she sees me worried, even when the smile on my lips did not reach the eyes. We’ve loved, lived, lost, cried, laughed together.
Since we got married, we do not meet so often. But, the distance is only physical. We meet whenever we can and then time just flies. I still live by her famous words. ‘Follow your heart, for the heart is always right’.
A friend like her is very rare to find. I am blessed to have a friend like her.
Do you have a best friend? Why is she/he the best?
Daily Post – This post is in response to the daily post prompt – Friend.