Relations like parents, siblings are people with whom even if you don’t see eye to eye, you try to get along. You can’t break relations with your near ones. Generally I get along well with everyone I meet.
My motto in life has been: give all the love and respect you have, and you will get the same back.
A few times I have been mistaken. But what is life without mistakes? From our mistakes we learn.
How would you get along with your sibling(s), parent(s), or any other person you’ve known for a long time — if you only met them for the first time today?
When I first learned about my best friend D, I was a bit skeptic. Will she suit my temperament? Will we be able to build up our friendship? Will I be able to trust her?
My trust over the years have been eroded so many times that I have lost count of the times it has happened. And the truth is I have forgotten how to trust? I view the world with wary eyes. My initial suspicions gradually subsides to accept friendship from other people. Even then I keep an eye open convinced that there maybe a nasty surprise around the corner for me.
D became my best friend. I confided to her everything about myself —– my worries, my day to day happenings, what I disliked, liked, my favorite foods. Each and every party, and wedding was described to her in detail. I could chat to her about everyone with ease, never fearing that D will divulge my secrets.
The friendship stretched over twenty years. I felt safe with her. She never revealed what I told her.
Then the time came to say good bye. I was shifting to a far away place. I never wanted anyone to know about us being friends. With a heavy heart I said my good byes.
“Dear Diary I am letting you burn, because I don’t want anyone to find what I confided to your pages”.
Born to Be With You
Got a soul-mate and/or a best friend? What is it about that person that you love best? Describe them in great detail — leave no important quality out.
Pleased to Meet You
by Ben Huberman
Write a post in which the protagonists of two different books or movies meet for the first time. How do they react to each other? Do they get along?
New neighbors, we meet for the first time
We look at each other warily
Talkative, energetic, she looks like
While I am quiet, and awkward, as can be
Will we hit off, and will we be friends?
Seems unlikely, as we are opposites truly
Her children are noisy, they never sit still
While mine eye them, wordlessly
A few months later, she is a friend
We like each other immensely