The Inevitability Of It All

It’s the middle of the week and I’m randomly going through wedding pictures by various photographers, (because that’s a part of my job!) while on the phone with my friend coordinating about what all to pack for our bestie’s wedding this weekend. There are clothes, jewelry, shoes, make up and what not to pack!!!

And while we are figuring out all this and making lists, it suddenly hits me again that my best friend is getting married! I say again because for 3 months I was in denial about her wedding.

Don’t get me wrong. I am super happy for this girl and she deserves all the happiness in this world. It’s just that we have come such a long way from freaking out over economics assignments in high school to actually shopping for  her wedding.

It’s so surreal. Searching for that perfect border for the sari, preparing dances, and making elaborate lists of what all to pack. And all this for the girl who I have known for almost a decade. She is legit like my sister.

What makes it hard for me is that she is going to move countries after her wedding. So while we would be in Delhi, she is moving to New York with her husband.

There are preparations going on around the clock and trust me wedding in India are  BIG deal. It’s a once in a lifetime kind of celebration and it’s hangover will remain forever in your mind.

I knew all this was going to happen some day. But it hits you so hard when you see such things actually happening around you. We all would obviously get married and get settled in life but all this really happening is kind of unsettling for me. All of this feels like a dream. I’m still trying to make myself believe that yes all this is really happening. Yes, she is getting married. Yes, she is going to move countries. Yes, all this is was supposed to happen.

It was all inevitable and it’s happening. And was supposed to happen. And it’s all for the best.

So I’m packing up my work and heading to get the best manicure I possibly can get because hello!!!! It’s my best friends wedding!!!!

And I can’t wait for the party to begin!

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The jeweler had put out a plethora of options. But there was only one ring that had caught her fancy. A single solitaire mounted on a carved platinum band. There was nothing flashy about it. It was a simple elegant ring. She slipped it onto her finger and admired how pretty it looked.

“That is brilliant”, said a voice behind her. She turned and saw the look of sheer admiration on his face. This was the ring. They both knew it.

She had come here with her best friend to find a ring for his to be fiancée. Her best friend, who also happened to be the love of her life. It had taken unspeakable strength on her part to come with him here.

He took the ring from her and looked closely at it.

“I plan to get our initials carved inside this ring. Will she like it?” He asked.

“Of course she will! More than the ring, it’s your proposal that will sweep her off her feet”, she replied smiling.

“Great. I’m buying this one.”

He walked away smiling, without noticing the tears in her eyes that were rapidly blinked away.

 

Your Insanity Will Be Your Best Friend

We all have been insane at one point in our lives. I don’t mean to offend anybody, but let’s admit it. We have all done something super crazy in our life that we would never have done had we been thinking normally.

Like maybe we fell in love with the wrong person, or cheated on someone, or ate an entire jar of Nutella in one sitting or wore yellow glittery boots with red pants or worse, paired this combination with a green shirt and blue eye shadow!!

I have not done any of the above mentioned.

No. I just talk to myself, or wear weird clothes, or find it amusing to push doors that clearly say pull or sometimes go to a store and try countless dresses only to end up buying a pair of socks. In my defence, those socks are cute. And sometimes I just say along all the announcements in the metro. Believe me that has earned me endless looks from people standing around me. Some of them even take a step back. 😛

And despite my being insanely crazy, I have some super awesome friends who though not encourage my behaviour, they do join in some times and have fun!

I have through the years realised that even though people around you would give you funny looks when you behave like crazy, somewhere deep down they remember the times they have been crazy, Because I don’t remember anybody who has never done something that the world in general would call insane.

And to be frank, I truly believe that there is nothing wrong in being crazy. It feels good to be out there doing something that nobody usually does. And at times, being crazy is that one trait that would make you different from everybody else.

I mean we find so many girls who dress perfectly with perfect hair, perfect make up and perfect clothes, but when you see some one dressed up quirky, you immediately turn back to look at them and smile. Sometimes even laugh!

And I totally love that. I think that if you can make somebody laugh, then there is nothing you can not do. Because giving someone that one moment in their day when they laugh out loud and forget everything else is the best thing you could EVER give to them.

Your insanity will always be the first thing that people will remember about you. I can with complete  confidence tell you that who ever knows me, would always remember me for all the crazy things I do. And this insanity has become my best friend.

 I would never for anything in the world change myself and give up being crazy. Because being crazy is a huge part of me and if I give up on that, I’m basically giving up on myself. 

I have voices in my head that make sure I’m always laughing at something or the other. And most of the times I end up laughing at myself. And when I say there are voices in my head, please don’t think I’m a nut case. Iv actually got myself tested by a psychologist. 😛

They are just the various thoughts in my mind which have a very strong opinion of their own. And sometimes I end up arguing with them loudly much to the amazement of the people around me who sometimes get worried about me.

So no matter how crazy you or insane you are. Embrace that part of you and paint the world red!! Or yellow or green or blue or purple. Whichever is your favourite colour! And always remember, your insanity will be your best friend. Always. It would never leave your side. 🙂 

It’s My Best Friend’s Birthday!

 

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Yay!! It’s my best friends birthday! And though we all have a work day today (which totally suck) I hope she has a smashing day and a wonderful life ahead. May you get all the success in life and the best of all things nice!

You are one of the best things that has happened to me. Have a lovely year ahead.

Happy birthday Darling!!

 

Oh! And this is for you….

 

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