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Adulthood Losses

There are many things one loses as one becomes an adult...Innocence is the first answer I get when I pose this question to most people...To me it has been friendships...I do have my bunch of close buddies even now...some who have journeyed with me through childhood, others who joined mid-way...But there is some way in which these relationships have evolved, which is not quite right...A reluctance to share secrets, especially painful ones...
I am not the prying kind and I am not generally good at keeping in touch, but that had never prevented us in the past from sharing everything that happens in our lives...we used to talk about boy friends, potential boy friends, crushes, exam blues, dreams for the future, nightmares of the present and what not...
Then somewhere along the line we became adults...and then we all started suffering in silence...no, I am not saying that we all have miserable lives...On the contrary, most of us have very blessed lives, especially when viewed from the outsid…

Family Vs Strangers

"Rarely do members of the same family grow up under the same roof" - Richard Bach.
These days fear of strangers is very high among most people, especially in the virtual world...and they claim that it is legitimately so...Well, I am not too sure which is better - protecting oneself or protecting one's belief in mankind and human spirit...Agreed, there are people out there who are ever willing to exploit your naivety...But does naivety have to go hand in hand with trust? Does being not naive mean you don't trust strangers anymore? I, for one have always had pen friends, strangers from lands as far as Russia to as near as next door...I have made my mistakes believing in stories which sometimes were untrue...I have reached out to people who did not deserve it...But, that has never prevented me from opening the doors of my mind and my house to a perfect stranger...
To a large extent, the credit goes to the kind of upbringing I've had..I was never prevented from being…