It feels strange to get attached to someone you have never seen or met. How many of you think that online relationships are absurd? Isn’t it the most rubbish form of relationship that ever exists? I did think so too, until I met Guria.
We have mentioned this time and again about how we met. This very virtual world of blogging that introduced me to her who has become a part of me today. Until then, for me, the funda of getting really close to someone you know through chat rooms or blogs was nothing but foolish. I raised my eyebrows, sighed and called people foolish whoever mentioned that they met online. But after G entered into my real world virtually, I had to eat my own words.
From e-mails to facebook comments, from pokes to smses and from chat to phone calls – our friendship has grown with each passing day and each passing moment. We have had our share of happiness as well as sadness, taking attacks as well as fighting for each other, protecting and making the other strong during those weak moments, and always emerge as the surviving duo in the toughest situation.
She is more than a soul sister to me. We are literally in east-west corners of the country we live in; but that was somehow not a “distance” I was worried about. I could call her whenever I wanted to, thanks to our more or less similar timeline.

But things are going to be different now. She will be in a different city, different country, different continent and different timeline. Well, I will still be able to call her anytime I want to, but the “distance” will be widened now. The distance will be almost impossible for me to cover to reach her. But I know she will still be there for me whenever I need her, unconditionally, always, like she has always been. She will still be able to make out from my voice that I am sad or confused and she will still be as happy for me as I am for her in all her triumphs.
Love you girl.
Don’t publish this. It is meant only for you. My state of mind is not helping me to write what I want to write. But I know that you know what I think about you right? πŸ™‚

N.B. I didn’t listen to her and I did publish this anyway, as it is. This is my Neha, my very own and I want to show her to the whole world with the pride I have in her, and the bottomless love in me. To be loved, and not just love, such a woman is a treasure, an asset, an achievement, making a life happy and well-lived. I love you too, darling and anyway you are coming to visit me soon (I’ll make sure that you do!). YoursΒ Guria.

About Guria

An Artist in Science: A Misfit 'cause I choose to be one. "Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform" And a Maverick, because, I'm... umm... brilliant?
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15 Responses to Distance

  1. Samadrita says:

    A toast to your wonderful friendship! App dono ki jodi sada salaamat rahe πŸ™‚


  2. pushpee says:

    Lovely!! God bless your friendship..may it become stronger with age…this reminds me of the song in kal ho na ho…”gar kohi tujko chai dil se, milta hai aisa yaar badi mushkil se, us haat ko tum tham lo, woh meharaban kalho na ho….
    didn't know she was ur distance friend….u r so very lucky… :))


  3. Sourav says:

    Initially I thought this is a story on Lesbian love! :p

    Such friends are rare virtually and in real life too, treasure each other you guys! πŸ™‚


  4. nice write up..:)

    May your friendship stay for eternal.. πŸ™‚


  5. BK Chowla, says:

    Distance can never be a problem between friends.I hope and wish that both of you maintain the kind of understanding you have built up over the years.
    Best of luck.


  6. Harini says:

    Cheers to the friendship :).


  7. “I love you too, darling and anyway you are coming to visit me soon (I'll make sure that you do!). Yours Guria.”

    I am beginning to get worried about your boyfriend!



  8. Guria says:

    @IP: Couldn't resist replying (probably your intention all along)…

    You need not worry.




  9. Rajlakshmi says:

    i guessed that it has to be Neha πŸ˜›
    god bless your friendship πŸ™‚ its such a beautiful post πŸ™‚


  10. Reetam says:

    makes me miss all my friends, who, having grown up with me for 10-15 years, are now in different parts of the country, and some beyond its waters too, consigned to my phonebook and facebook… or the crazy bunch of misfits that was us in pune during college. some left, some are leaving.
    but they remain in accidental songs and crumbling footpaths and in photo albums. distance can hardly make a difference to that, right?


  11. Neha says:

    @ Sammy, Sushobhan, BK Chowla, Harini, Saro and Rajlakshmi thank you πŸ™‚

    @ Pushpee, thank you..yup, we are virtual best friends πŸ™‚

    @ Sourav, that's expected from you..but at least you understood it's about our friendship..

    @ IP, thanks for your concern (for G)..not everybody has to understand certain things/relations right? πŸ™‚

    @ Reetam, I totally understand what you must be feeling..it happens with me too πŸ™‚


  12. reetam says:

    still, thankfully for me i've ended up with a ridiculously large friend circle. so i always have a place to crash in almost any part of the country, always have someone to get drunk with, always have someone to sing aloud with. guess i shouldn't complain.


  13. as i was readin this post, i was kinda gettin more and more sure that this post is written by neha. well,so it was. cheers to your friendship.. πŸ™‚


  14. Kudos to your friendship gals! πŸ™‚ Love ya both πŸ™‚


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