Wait

We’ve all experienced wait, be it waiting to meet someone special or waiting for something special to happen but one thing we do not know is that awaits us.

We wake up in the morning, with out schedules set in stone, ready to take on the day. It is however extremely likely that certain momentary changes might impact you drastically. A smile or a hug can make those mellow thoughts vanish while solitude, by choice or otherwise can loom one into the dark thoughts in one’s head.

That’s where the wait comes in, we wait for events, experiences and feelings but do they wait for us? To be an absolute cliche, I could go on and say don’t wait, take chances, carpe diem and all that jazz, but No, I will say WAIT. Wait for that friend, wait for that call or text, wait for that special dish on the menu, (even if it’s an hour late) because in the end it will add value to your life and your experience.

Impatience is the bane of human existence. If we could all slow down for a while, introspect and retrospect, we could fathom how amazing this life can be, how great the person you just walked past is and how we’re all in this together. Stop and Stare is not just an idea for the Imagist movement or a one republic song. It is the idea behind that childlike wonder, that ability to wait, for the rainbow after the muddy shower, for desert after the force-fed greens and for that moment of innate satisfaction when everything falls into place.

STOP. Stare. Watch and wait.

You’re in for something truly great.

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Friendship

If one was put on a spot and asked, “What do you mean by friendship? What does the word signify for you?”, most people would say helping the person, caring for them, always being there for them etc.etc. but what people usually forget is that friendship entails much more. Conversation is great but friendship also involves hearing and perceiving what the person isn’t saying.

This brings me to eyes. Might sound awfully overused, but it’s true “eyes are the peephole to the mind”. You can look into someone’s eyes and you’ll see every emotion they’re going through, every sorrow, every joy, swims in the ocean of the eyes.

Last night, I was at a halloween party and it was also my friend’s birthday. We all know how we love feeling special on our birthdays, or at least I do. His eyes just didn’t have that spark, it was like he had no expectations.

Quite sad actually, cos three of his friends ditched him during the course of the night which left me and two guys with him, one of whom was staying just out of guilt for missing his birthday. Now, these people that were his ‘friends’ literally left him alone. He wouldn’t want that on his birthday would he?

So again, who exactly can you call your friend? What draws the line between friendship and acquaintance? Don’t think a lot of people can answer that question.