It’s funny how after going to college, every single person has made new-er friends. Some probably even better than the ones they had (read: me). They go to college as if it’s one heck of a vacation,
they say they love it when they come back and then they cry while leaving home.
It’s funny how we all move on so quickly. How we all accept life the way it
comes to us-wrapped in happiness as much as in sadness. Everyone waits for no one.
It’s funny how I am content with only skyping/ talking over the phone/ chatting with those very friends who I met every single day in school. Now it seems as if even that time on the net/ phone is a blessing.
It’s funny how we moved on from studying Physical Education to actually pursuing the sport we like. In some cases, we dropped it all together to join Music or Dance. In some cases, we just went abroad.
It’s funny how people I never spoke to in school are now the ones who know me the best, courtesy sms-ing and the net. It’s amusing how the written form of communication breaks down the barriers of hesitation; how I am glad that I texted X,Y and Z person that fateful night or day.
It’s funny how dates can be organised when the ‘other’ half is 2000miles away,
but how we hardly ever met when we were in the same city.
It’s funny when I look back at the times I cried in school because of what
a teacher said; ‘coz what she said was right. I always stood up for what I
thought was correct. Now I know that it’s better to just ‘know’ you’re correct rather than voice it out.
It’s funny how I thought people loved me when they clearly did not.
That they bitched about me behind my back or were sugar-coated
only because they wanted work out of me or wanted better grades from my mom.
It’s funny how I stayed away from the ones I loved because I did not know they loved me back. How I avoided my crushes. How I ignored a few could-be friends.
It’s funny how life goes on.
It’s funny that none of us got what we exactly wanted. By ‘us’, I mean, the humans not
the super-humans. None got through IIT or AIIMS. Some shifted to commerce,
some from medical to engineering. Some settled for a college less preferred,
some settled for re-appearing next year. Despite ‘having sources in places’ some settled for
what destiny had in store for them. YET, all of us are happy. And having the time of our lives.
It’s funny how we crib about missing school, yet are loving it in college. How we’ve pushed back the music-full assembly halls to the back of our minds and have replaced home-works with assignments.
It’s funny that we’re all holding on to the past with one hand and are rushing towards
our future with the rest of our body, mind and soul.
It’s ironic that when we were in school, we always wanted to date someone.
A girlfriend, a boyfriend. Anyone for someone; but now that we have all the l
iberty to do that, we’re studying in either an all girls/ boys college or are living in dorms
where the other sex is not allowed. Or, now, we’re simply NOT interested.
It’s funny that as soon as we step into college, we feel that we’ve grown up and our
parents think we’ve shrunk in size- literally and figuratively.
It’s funny how the people I never cared about think of me when they don’t see me shout
down the corridor or sing Lala Lalala near the Ghugni Puchka wala.
It’s funny how the absence is felt and not the presence.
It’s hilarious to know that I still matter.
That I still am the reason for some people.
That I am all their reasons for someone.
“Looking back, in the rear-view,
I see the old wearing the new.”