Pardon my un-imaginative mind for not finding a more creative ‘title’ for this note. But i choose to share my thoughts than think of a more creative line…….
It is Christmas -a Saturday when I found myself idling in my own thoughts; imaginative problems and their solutions; seeking answers to lots of ‘why’s’ about all that has gone berserk and what I could do to revert things to normal; reflecting about India’s growth and its potential to grow with Shashi Tharoor’s essays on India…… when suddenly with no definitive reason I called a friend of mine.. Gargi, who with no hesitation asked me to join a group of friends–of her friend and their friends and…. (pardon my poor English). In short it was group of 6 which became 7 when Arvind joined.
The group split for everyone had to go home– and I left with Arvind, Gargi and Sohini - Gargi’s friend, and one of the other 5 of the 7 whom I met just today! In the Alto that Arvind drove, I found myself surrounded by these three, busy in their conversation on everything under the sun– or should I say, I was engulfed with some form of charismatic explosive energy that characterized these three.
Being sort of the loner that I have become, I did not know how to react- so I sat giving directions to Arvind — while the unfathomable energy created a whirlwind within the otherwise small space inside the car. I enjoyed myself, hearing them talk– I was awed by the each one of them. I know Gargi for sure, but I met equivalents of her just today! My otherwise dull Christmas had suddenly exploded with the awesome threesome.
Every moment of the 30 minutes seemed fun– and yes it was fun. Not wishing to lose the moments, I thought of capturing my memories in my own words and therefore this blog post.
I have no clue if i would ever meet them again! But that somehow let me learn something I had only “read” about before today– it is about meeting, greeting, and moving on! And as I say this, I recall what I read in ‘Who moved my cheese?’ !
But whatever it may be, I enjoyed my evening in a way i had not done for a very long time.
So time to thank!
Thanks Gargi !
Thanks Sohini !
and most importantly Thanks Arvind!
- you guys are awesome.
By the way, Arvind is Sohini’s friend, an RJ who is now working with a special effects start up- a choice as dynamic as the person himself.!