back to school

Just before sleep took over by about 11.45 yesterday night, I got up from in front of the TV and walked into the comp room — to sign out from gmail: instead, I saw a mail from a very close friend with a subject line “:)”. Now, with this guy, you can expect just about anything. So, I fight my sleep and sit down to read it though (it’s long too). I expected to fall off the chair any instant. But oh my! the mail made me smile so wide, I thought it’d tear my mouth through πŸ˜€

It was a letter of ‘memories’: an unexpected reminder of the good times. I wonder what made him write to me. He began with the line “There is nothing more exciting and soothening than the letters from an old friend… I thought: so who am I going to write to today? And I could think of none other than you.”Β  I am touched. I’d love to lie to you all by saying I was one of the best of his friends then; someone who influenced his life so well…blah blah… But no. I don’t have a clue why he could think of no one else…and I couldn’t care less…

Because the mail was about memories of school…of that age of innocence when you say/do/act like there’s not a care in the world; that age when all one wants is to get out of school-life and get into a job; that age when (like now too) Fridays are welcomed whole-heartedly, but boredom settles by Saturday mid (unlike now!!); that age where one does all sorts of mischief (and think parents don’t realise); that age when everything was just so nice…

Oh! The minute I finished reading it, I told myself “I must blog about this”. Instead, I sent him a reply with a “Lon-mail-ahead alert” πŸ˜€ Truly one of my longest mails ever — with all that I could remember; sad enough, because we were classmates right from Std 7, but I barely even noticed him till Std 10: even after that, we were only quite formal with each other. It wasn’t until 3-4- years back that we got in touch again and became fast friends. So, to have received such a mail from him, reminding me of those days was a real surprise — and a wonderful one at that!

I’m not quite sure he’ll survive through my reply πŸ˜‰ he’ll either stop using the Internet, or we’ll continue this by pulling in more friends. Oooh…I am so damn elated (and excited at that prospect) right now. A million thanks for taking me on a trip back memory-lane, MC. You’re the best!!

Wanna go back to that age…all the way back to school.

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15 thoughts on “back to school

  1. I recently mailed smeone informing of my delivery..etc.and i was surprised to get a reply telling how awesome it was to get personal mails..than fwds and shot chats msgs.. I thought th person was going a bit offhand πŸ˜› bt nw i understand… πŸ™‚

  2. lol !!! how jobless that guy wouldve been that day to mail you !!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    you barely noticed him for 3 years ??? hmmm, that guy seems to be like another version of farhan of KCK !!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    endaayaaalum nannaayi ! idinu treat evide ???? πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  3. I love personal mails, they’re like letters (which no one writes anymore :(). And nothing like a long personal mail reminding you of the good times!! I’m sure it totally made your day.. err.. night! πŸ™‚

    • Oooh..it did. I had a couple of friends who used to actually hand-write letters to me. have stored them all….now, when i look through them once a while, its a real treat: memoris and the innocence…and the stupidity πŸ˜€

  4. well yes most of us donot write personal emails at all.. With FB and orkut.. writing mails have become history I say… And yes, school was perhaps the best time our generation ever had!!

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