Once the euphoria is over
You are left wondering,
Did I imagine that bonhomie
Or was it just a facade, a covering?
Meeting childhood friends
Always evokes nostalgia.
We see pictures of laughing friends
Plastered all over the social media.
So we take time out of our tight schedules
Wanting to create our own such kodak moments
Thus we plan lunch/dinner dates
And gleefully post pics for likes and comments.
We meet and laugh at shared memories,
Are curious about the present,
As we catch up with each other’s lives
We feel its time well spent.
But most times after these warm meets and photo ops
We are back to our own comfortable clique
Busy and maybe wary to start
Out of old acquaintance a new friendship.
It is not possible to be on the same equation
With all the friends from past
At times past prejudices are difficult to get rid of
At others the chasm remains deep and vast.
But there are times when new friendship blossoms
And you wonder why ever were you not friends back then,
Meeting up is truly a blessing
With people on the same wavelength, once again.
You also reconcile to the fact
That your best friend and you are not in touch.
Distance and changing circumstances
Have played their role in it as much.
Don’t feel left out if someone shows,
Disinclination to connect.
If he/she has no time for you,
Then its not worthwhile to reconnect.
There still will be some
Who feel they are too good to mingle with the rest.
Let them be and don’t grudge their meetings
For to stay away from such is best.
Its alright not to like the whole lot
And meet a few selectively.
Lets not be apologetic or secretive about it
But accept this truth gracefully.
So let’s rejoice in the times we meet
And not worry about the times we can’t meet up
Or wonder about those with excuses
For the loss is theirs for sure, yup!
Embrace all inspite of their foibles
For there is something about a childhood friend,
The easy camaraderie, the tongue in cheek ribbing,
Which makes such a friend, godsend.