Saturday, October 10, 2009

Why Do People Come Into Our Lives?


I decided to take a break from my diary and blog. :)

One of the best things in this world is having a friend whom you can go without seeing or talking to for a long time, and then being able to pick up with her right where you left off. In other words, relationships that outlast the corrosion of distance and time are priceless.

I am truly blessed to have a multitude of friends who are housed in this category. On Friday night, I finally caught up with one of them: Dharmini.

As always, it was a therapeutic conversation; the kind where you talk for so long that it doesn't matter that your hand is hurting from gripping the phone.

Towards the end, we got to the topic of purpose, specifically, on the purpose that some people have in our lives. It's so crazy how someone can be your best friend, or more, for so long and then suddenly just...well, not be, as though your bond just dissolved, leaving you with unrecognizable fragments and these tiny, but palpable, voids.

How come some bonds withstand while others don't? I know many people think---and this is probably true---that convenience (i.e. a friend who is in your classes or lives nearby) breeds friendships simply because, things are easier to do when they do not have to be planned.
And then of course, there's the whole "some people don't belong in your future" banana; that the lessons they had to offer us are springboards to take us forward.
But is it really that simple, that some people are just not "meant to be" in our lives? Or that, perhaps, their purpose to us and ours to them was only a chapter, a stepping stone to get us to the next point?

Hm; don't know if I'll ever figure it out. I should stop thinking. Yeah, that sounds good.

On a side note, I took a picture of my fortune today:






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