Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Old wine...

The old order changeth, yielding place to the new. This phrase always intrigues me. Even now. It's a universal truth and has to happen. Keeps happening. Whenever I see newcomers in any walk of life gradually gaining experience and then moving on to become old hats in that area, it feels good. I studied in a residential school for five years and now when I look back and compare my first year and final year, the changes I went through, the relationships I built over time, I feel it was all worth it. Every minute of it. The same guys who looked down on me as an outsider, never included me in their gang, are today my close friends, who discuss their problems and lives with me, write emails to me and vice versa. And this whole thing of reminiscing the past, remembering the people I met and grew comfortable with over the years, warms me up from within.

Reminds me of that line from the movie As good as it gets - "Sometimes the people we can't stand, become the people we can't do without".

9 comments:

Sudipta Chatterjee said...

Yeah as long as you don't keep whining about the good old days and convince the newer generation that they are living in the worst of times, these reminisces are always a treat to read. Perhaps the joy lies more in the discovery of the goodness in people and places who you meet afresh.

phatichar said...

sudipta: My point was not good or bad times, but people, who you weren't comfortable with initially and who later became best of pals. It's the whole process of knowing people over a period of time...know what I mean? :)

vandy said...

great Quote..from the movie :-)

Will read all ur posts ...let my summer break start !!

phatichar said...

vandy: ur welcome to drop in any time..take care. :)

Khushee said...

That is so true :)

GratisGab said...

feeling nostalgic huh phatichar...! so looks like you became from newbie to dada of the group! LOL...good for ya!

GratisGab said...

feeling nostalgic huh phatichar...! so looks like you became from newbie to dada of the group! LOL...good for ya!

phatichar said...

gabby: newbie to dada? yeh baat kuch...errr..samajh mein nahi aayi :)

Sudipta Chatterjee said...

Phatichar, I too am talking about people. Let me give you an example. When I first went to an engineering college, I was ragged. It might be true that I have become fast friends with many of them later on, but that bitter feeling is sometimes still there, and I have told them that as well. In the end, my friendship cannot justify the ragging.