Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hall of Fame

October 21, 6.30p.m. i lost one of my classmates. I knew that it was coming, he knew that, we all knew that, cause science nowadays have given us the power to forecast fate quite accurately. so there was no grief, nothing to feel bad about and even if there had been any, he asked us not to shed tears. So we didn't. and that was it. So this is not about him and how he died, but about what he taught us at a time when we could never even dare to gather the strength to have a dream. But he had a dream ...and he was pretty happy with that. and so he smiled till the end. I questioned myself what had I done that can bring smile even at that point of one's life?

Well I printed a copy of some remarks made by some people and handed it to him. Believe me that's all i did. All these people were complete strangers to him, yet they all asked him to get well asap and that very notion made him happy even though he knew that he will never ever have the chance to meet them. Those were my friends! well actually Virtual Friends and i had the chance to know them at a place which actually don't exist at all.

These r the people who had taken up the daunting task to make others feel that they mean a lot to them even though they do not know the person at all. But they trust. They trust the trust of others and they never turn their back. they stretch out their hands and say that they will be there, and they do. they silently pray for complete strangers, they fight for lost causes and they stand in times of injustice and if u listen very carefully u can actually hear them say ....

i will care about u no matter what happens. no matter we don't know each other, no matter we will never meet, still i will care about u, now and always. that is what dreams r made of and this is how dreams should be. i will be there for u when u don't need me, and i will be there at all those odd places and spaces where u hide to endure all the pain. i will not let u keep any secrets, no matter how much u hate me for that, cause now i know what u meant when u said 'no matter'. cause i am your friend no matter if u like it or not., and that is what friendship is all about.

they r the change makers, they r The truth and I am truly honored to have them in my 'Hall of Fame.'

Gosh! I so want to be a fraction of what they r and what they do day in day out. .