A Liar's Guide to the Dreams..

In the dead of the night, the dreams come in one by one. They cling to you with soft acceptance, and they know it all..

These are the dreams which leave a note of remembrance. They cling to our tongues like a bittersweet delight.

They feel familiar, though their flavour melts in the mouth... and taste distinctly unusual.


February 20, 2008

There was One...

The wet sound of rain is all around me.

School. Its what shapes you when you grow up. Because all through your childhood, you are obsessed about it. Education.

Nearly six years ago seven people made a plan. They were the Scarlet Pimpernel, members of an all-virgin group of girls who promised to meet each other on 20th February 2008 no matter where they were in this world. They were invincible in their friendship, so certain nothing could tear apart the bond they had.

I went to the little niche under which they used to meet. I vandalized private property by scribbling out "P***** was here, 20/02/08" on the dark, moss-covered wall, with a piece of brick. It will be covered by moss again. Soon.

Adt is married. She is planning to go to Ireland. So is Roshun. She is busy working in Bangalore. Pulo has become a Chef in Oberoi Mumbai. Rumela's got the job of her dreams in HDFC. Ria is in Hawaii, doing her research work. Sayani's busy flying at Kingfisher.

Work. Friends. People. They change. And you change with them. Even if the Eucalyptus trees bear the carved out promise of coming back, you don't. Only the memory remains, and then it fades silently against the rain that soaks through my skin.

14 comments:

:: Clouds :: said...

*cringes*

This shall happen to me,too.

eve's lungs said...

I assure you memories never fade - they grow up and come back to haunt you when you are ancient like me . And then you have to go around visiting them - very tiresome but true

Ankit said...

Too good template you have just love it

panu said...

@ clouds - ah well. thou shalt have it too. but thou shalt get over it too.

@ EL - yes. i wish i would forget, though.

@ ankit - thank you. hope you visit again.

Doubletake, Doublethink. said...

i just got over with school. the school going part, that is.

and now i'm worried i'll be the jobless loser and all my friends will be uber-stylish socialites or something. aargh.

panu said...

ish yes.

PI said...

did you ever read the American novel'The Group' by Mary McCarthy? it's years since I read it but it really resonated with me and the girls I had been friends with.

SpanishGoth said...

Panu -> if you use the words 'thou shalt' again - I will come over there and spank your bottom.

shreya said...

lovely post.makes me feel kind of sad.

panu said...

pi - i did read that book.

SG - you offering?

Shreya - *sigh*

littleblackstar said...

hey... anurima here(mimi's sister from JUDE)i guess you have prolly worked it out :)

panu said...

yes i got that.

WandereR said...

hey!
Just dropped into your blog.my friends in school and I had planned out for something of this sort when we promised each other that we would meet on 8/08/2008 no matter which part of the world we are in and what situations we are in. looking back nostalgically, people around you change with time and so do you change with time, like the seasons in nature, but in nature they repeat, it hardly ever repeats in our lives!

panu said...

just see if you can do it! I hope it will work out.