Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Lost friendships

Ever lose touch with friends and wonder where they are now? We live in such hurried times that we walk away from friends without a glance back. I have been thankful many a times when I have found some of them through the internet or through another mutual friend.

Drifting apart is sad, but a reality of life. Sometimes, we take the effort to reconnect, sometimes easier said than done. There are some friends we can always call after a hiatus and still have that special camaraderie. Friends who don't expect much from you. Who doesn't like them!

Countless times have I tried to find out about this girl I went to school with, but haven't been able to find out what happened to her. Another one, we drifted apart after meeting up again.

My husband seems to be better at keeping in touch with old friends than I am. Is it just a personality trait or plain laziness? I wish I could make that extra bit of effort, but it is oh so easy to drift away.

Out of the blue today, I remembered Sho and her sister Dee. Sho must be around 28 or so, her sister a year or 2 younger. I helped them with homeworks and projects, they moved out of the locality and we lost touch, although I saw them in school occasionally. Wonder what they are up to now?

7 comments:

Ashwin said...

I think women in general have a tendency to let go of friends eventually after marriage. I have seen that with other girls in my class who got married and i see that with my wife as well. So i guess it is something that is natural for an indian woman

Uppili said...

I have to agree with Ashwin... that it is a woman thingie for most part... More men maintain their friendship than women... Also, it might run in the family.... My dad, me , my wife, and my sister all keep in touch with high school friends, visit, and stay with them during our visits... My last count on high school friends alone is around 12 including 3 girls...who are not girls anymore...

So you get the drift....

Pradeep said...

"I helped them with homeworks and projects, they moved out of the locality"
paavam avanga !!;-)

Munimma said...

generalizations, generalizations! :-)

It could be because women are more family-focused (as in no time for other things) :-P

Seriously, I don't believe it is gender-based. I know a lot of guys who have done so, and a lot of girls who are still in touch.

pradeep, not cause and effect :-)

Arvind said...

Have u tried Orkut, i have had friends say that have managed to find long-lost friends there...

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