Part 1: This is a comment I posted for CC on her latest post.
As far as I am concerned, friendship need not be worked on. It comes naturally, some people just stick around without giving much thought about it. One day they will realize that they are really friends. I have no idea how many friends I actually have…plenty and uncountable. And why do you think that I think they are friends? Just because I am so comfortable being with them and I dont have to talk or do something together to show the friendship. In fact, with some of my friends we just do our own things or dream our own stuff for hours together (especially in our flat here in BLR) in different rooms or different parts of a romm. Now and then someone says something and someone might reply or talk about it for a while and then silence.
That has been my rule to judge a friendship and how strong or weak it is – the lengths of long silence and being comfortable about it. So if you are able to spend some time with someone and not get bored with silence, you are there my friend. You are there!!!
Part 2: The Chows
So part of the Chows met up again in Bangalore – Anoop, Renie, Naveen and myself. Sanjeeb, Karthik and Pochi were there too. So as usual we had quite a game. These guys played Quake 3 and “fragged” each other and even I joined in for a game. Then we played “paintball” with cigarette packets as bombs with one team defending their territory and the other attacking, in complete darkness. Boy was that fun!!! No we are not children, but we behave like them now and then…for peace of mind…hehehehe. Naveen has written about it and a sad story about his bike. Dude…no worries on the bike once fallen…it will never fall again.
Lalalalala…and about the friendship…we guys don’t talk to everyday or every week or even every month on the phone to ask how is life and yada yada. But when we meet up…there’s this explosive camaraderie, stupid wisecracks and our uniquie “points” system for pjs…which make a great friendship.