Story of a lost journalist

May 27, 2006

Be the winner!

Filed under: Fiction,My Musing Moments — Cris @ 15:11

“Crissssss!!!! Where the hell have you been”
“Errr sorry Mr Blog, I guess its been a long time now”
“2 weeks!!!”
“Dont oh-me!! You better have a good explanation for this Missie”
“Oh I do”
“Lay it out!”
“I forgot”

Well I didnt entirely forget. I just couldnt think of anything either. Not that I spend a lot of time on what to write on my blog next.
Guess my life’s activities are following the same routine; I dont have much happening to write about. But who says its gotta be about “my life” alone. I have heard great writers are great observers.

So lets see. If I should go for movie reviews, I watched Fanaa today. But then I wouldnt make the best Hindi movie critic, being able to follow just about enough to sit through the entire run. So lets skip that. (Then why did you have to bring that up in the first place?!!)

Ohhh I could talk of something I learnt recently. Its regarding psychology and people advie me not to do talks on psychology. They think I have no idea of what I am talking about and am simply doing it to appear mature. Hmph all this just cause they cant accept my level of mental maturity!
So coming to our chosen topic of the day- (there is no one-line topic here to mention so I will just tell you what I found out). Its about grudges that develop between people and how easily it can grow to any level. Surprisingly it can be broken down at any point. All it requires is a “sorry” from one side.

I have a feeling I am not being clear. Ok story time!

Lavanya had an issue with her friend Harini. Let it be some misunderstanding that happened. Lavanya decided to ignore Harini for the rest of her life. Harini, however, brilliant as she was, noticed something was wrong in just about an hour after Lavanya took “action”. Harini had no idea why Lavanya came up with this new “style” so unusual of her of not talking.
“Oh well she will have some dumb reasons its better I leave it there and not open that blabber mouth”

In 2 years they became complete strangers who shared the same class only cause they had to. A thing that happened in 13 went all the way to 15.. It was not that either of them didnt care. Each has always took note of every new friend the other had made. Each had thought of getting back together-but then it looked like the other didnt care at all so “why me”.

On her 15th birthday, however Lavanya got a card from Harini that said “Happy Birthday. Hope we can be friends again”.
2 lines! That was all that was needed! Lavanya did not waste a second to call up Harini and talk to her. Now she was the one who wanted to say sorry.. The first-step-initiator in all these kind of sorry-matters always receives a lot of respect and applause. And indeed thats just what Harini got.

The one mistake Harini did was take 2 years to take the first step. Same with Lavanya. Its obvious both were only waiting for the first chance to talk to the other.

So then why do we wait? For there is a Lavanya or a Harini in all of us. Ego? Maybe. But we have no idea where that takes us till we get over it-thats when we realise what we have lost…what we have been missing…so why take chances? Why cant we be the first-step takers all the time? Trust me, you will not lose anything… but you win a lot!!!



  1. …very nice one,crissie well written…last para says it all….and one need not wait for two years or for the birthday to arrive to make tht call!!!…once u do tht, tht friend of urs will be real close to ya (from personal experience)

    ….if u find tht there is some ice is beginning to form in a friendship of urs break it then and there

    If you sit on that it ll become an Iceberg tht will sink your Friend”SHIP” (“chalu” line i know)

    Comment by just a jester — May 27, 2006 @ 16:04 | Reply

  2. Sorry is one of the most beautiful word in the world which we could say. Saying sorry is the purest cure of all heart aches and heart breaks. If we have done wrong then we say sorry. It does not only touch the heart but also touches the soul.

    Comment by Javed Miandad — November 29, 2010 @ 23:17 | Reply

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