March 18, 2009

Magical Touch

Being in touch is a magical thing… not so much with modern-day technology, you may think. But seeing examples in my own present, I have realized that no matter how easy it is to keep in touch with people, it is just as easy not to. Everyone may have all the necessary access that goes into filling the gaps, phones, emails and such, but you need two hands to clap. It struck me that there are some people no matter how long after you communicate, you can still pick it up exactly where you left off. And those are the truly blessed friendships. On the other hand some others need to be fuelled regularly for the fire to burn on… and if you miss some fueling sessions, the steam is lost. In other words, it may take a while to get it back on track. It’s sort of like watching a tele-series (not Indian ones), where if you miss some episodes, you’re a bit lost for a while before you catch on. And then there are those people… long lost patterns in the fabric of life, who surface ever-so-often in the most unexpected ways. And if this is someone who really meant something, there’s great joy in meeting them. However through practical experiences, I have realized that it’s hardest to deal with people who you were '”ok-friends” with, not-too-close and none-too-far. The latter can be easily glazed over… the good friends easily patched.. the one’s in between, in limbo. There’s something to talk about for exactly 5 minutes before you’ve run out. Pretty unfortunate… but neither of you is in the same place that you left off… And of course you will remain to be the distant friends that you were/are. And then there are so many of us, the words “Keep in touch” rolling off our tongues, many times when we don’t mean it. Little do we realize at that instant that a lot of magic has to go in to actually keep in touch.

Even as I leave you to ponder this… I’ll be in touch. :)

10 comments:

Footloose and Fancy-free said...

I know you *just* posted this and I swear I'm not stalking your blog or anything - it just showed up on my Reader!
Jaya, anyone who follows your blog will never feel out of touch with you! (Google rocks!)
I think it's also about the personalities involved though. So yes, either you need magic or a terribly juicy bit of gossip! :)

Jaya said...

Footloose and Fancy-free -> Thanks a bunch! But it looks like this is the first time you are commenting! And if you are one of the "Followers" my blog, I shd know you.. Do I?? Thanks for a leaving a comment now :) And do keep coming back. BTW, I think your blog template is very different as well. Will spend time reading it :)

The Muse ... said...

Hi Jaya,

I've been trying to make blogger behave with new templates every time I feel inspired to try one to either satisfy my urge to tinker or to inspire myself to revive my blog. But every single time blogger refuses to accept javascript, and will pull it right out of my layout.
You on the other hand seem successful at making it work. Any tips will be greatly appreciated!

Jaya said...

The Muse -> I am no expert in HTML programming and have had help from a friend as well... But I guess I try and use what's available around the page to blend it into something coherent and pleasant. Glad that I seemed to have made it work. Lol. I will be happy to give you any suggestions if you want them. Thanks for visiting and please do keep coming back!

Monsal Varga said...

So true, so true.

I remember when I was young enough (thus fool enough...) not to comprehend that friendship is in the eye of the beholder.

For every person in the world meeting another, there's a different perspective and a different expectation; never twice alike.

I like your writings, I really do :)

Jaya said...

Monsal -> Thanks once again! Glad you like 'em. Do keep visiting :)

Vidhya said...

I agree..I guess its with ppl with whom u have ok friendship that u end up having small talk. As for "keep in touch" lemme tell u this if I kept in touch with everyone who told me to or vice versa one of us will officially have to break the relation or kill the other one :P

Jaya said...

Vidhs -> I know exactly what you mean. The "Keep in touch" is purely a finishing phrase... And it's like - Duh, did you even expect it... But it's civil to sometimes do that. All in the name of public "image"

The Muse ... said...

Your previous comment struck a chord :). With life's responsibilities growing day by day - it's harder to honor the KIT promises while courtesy still demands a perfunctory use of the much abused phrase :).

Jaya said...

The Muse -> Glad you understand! We are all dopelgangers in this aspect, I suppose. Thanks once again for visiting n commenting :)

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