S, R & I had met 10 years ago, at a time when we were tentatively taking the first few steps which determines this current day. The fact that we had a few similar insecurities and lots of similar dreams is what brought us together. The three of us are temperamentally very different….given a situation all three react in different ways. While S & R belongs to the 2 ends of the spectrum, I tend to balance them both out. Over the years we have nurtured each other dreams, seen each other fall, picked them up, encouraged, fought, bickered, lashed out at each other, driven others away but always later turned to each other for support and understanding.
Where 10 years ago, we used to meet every Saturday in the morning and talked non-stop till evening, now we meet for a few precious hours once a month and then each of us rush back to our own lives. Where 10 years ago, we used to analyse every minute incident in our lives, we now just mention the more important incidents in our lives to be analysed only when asked for.
Changes, subtle and slow but ever present. I don’t know where life will take us all as we stand on the brink of yet another cycle of life and in 10 years hence, but I know that I wouldn’t be here, where I am now if they were not with me all this while.
So as S, R & I always say, here’s to a great future – just as the way we always want it to be. Happy 10th Anniversary!