Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Laws of life

"When I was a kid, the worst of all days was the last day of summer vacation, and we were in the school yard playing baseball, and the sun was down and it was getting dark. But I did not want it to get dark. I did not want the game to end. It was too good, too much fun. I wanted it to stay light forever, so we could keep playing forever, so the game would go on and on. That's how I feel now. Come on, come on. Let's play one more inning. One more time at bat. One more pitch. Just one. Stick around, guys. We can't break up this team. It's too much fun.

But the sun always went down. And now it's almost dark again."

- Mike Royko





Changes in life. Good changes. Bad changes. Pleasant changes. Unexpected changes. Looking-forward-to changes. Please-make-it-go-away changes. It-happens-for-a-good-reason changes.

That's life's story. Change. Mine is going to change. For good. I am happy. I am packing away a new life, a new me, new joy and fresh hopes in a cute lil suitcase for a new journey. But am unhappy about what is getting left behind - what can no longer fit in the brand new suitcase. Roommates who became friends, confidantes. Friends who became what fills up an empty evening. The comfort of knowing a city - knowing the medicine shop open even on a Sunday, the correct auto fare from point A to B, the perfect shop to bargain at for the perfect dress. The cup of tea offered when I am sick. The hug given, unasked for, when needed the most. The hand which slips inside my palm when am scared. The surprise gifts. The happy faces. The sunshine-filled laughter. The inside-jokes. The "I know exactly how you are feeling" look.

Somehow, its difficult to focus on the gain right now.

17 comments:

Mrinalini said...

sigh!i hope i had no hand in this :| but its true, all sorts of changes, makes me scared, very...

VickY said...

changes are a art of life... and most of the times they help us make better decisions in future.

it's hard i know...but life has to move on.

and everything will be fine :)
cheers n tc sis

The Sage said...

pre marital blues??? now you know why i want to maintain status quo for myself???

blunt edges said...

"But the sun always went down. And now it's almost dark again"

ahhh...beautiful words!

change does bring an uneasy feeling doesn't it? or thinking about it, is it actually the change or rather the anticipation that really gets to us?

ani_aset said...

i kind of have similar feelings towards change :( all the best wherever you are

sanely insane said...

a toast to ol frnz and changing times

Simki said...
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oRange* said...

i hate change! but the sad part is ..that its inevitable.
so i guess, we just have to look at their positive side

Zanzibar Nights said...

this post just made me so happy..can i link it on mmy blog?
thank u 4 makin my day..

rain girl said...

@Mrinalini... guess very few of us are gutsy enough, or naive enough :P to love change.. :)

rain girl said...

@Vicky... yes bro.. you are so right.. and all the best with the changes comin on in ur life :*

rain girl said...

@The Sage... ya baby, ya!

rain girl said...

@blunt edges.. i will bet on the anticipation... whether we will be able to adjust to the new place or not...

rain girl said...

@ani_aseet.. thank you :)

rain girl said...

@sanely insane... and another in the hope that the change becomes a pleasant one..

rain girl said...

@oRange.. I agree... *sigh* btw, I like your moniker..its so cute!!! :D

rain girl said...

@Zanibar Nights.. sorry am replying so late..but yes, you can link it up..no hassles :) and am glad if feelings expressed made your day ..I will express more :P