Friday, March 14, 2008

Shining Stars

I remember this evening faintly. I was travelling from Goa to Mangalore in the Ganesh travels bus. I don't know why I was feeling lonely. But I remember I wanted to reach Mangalore as soon as I could and put down the thoughts on paper, well, rather type it down somewhere.
I doubt if any IT person would ever like to write on paper, say maintain a diary or something! I used to keep a diary long long time back but then I used it as a crib session to let go my frustration about studies and my fights with my sister. So I dumped it and moved on.

So that journey in bus, I was thinking I am lonely and was getting emotional about close friends. I would really want to go back to that day and find uout what made me think like this. May be I was missing my friends! Anyways. I came to Mangalore and posted it on my office bulletin board. I also sent it to few of my friends. And now, I thought why not put it here as a keepsake. This was written sometime Dec 2002 or Dec 2003.


.. a thought to share !

I think to myself... work and gain nothing! frustrations creep... health ruined... no fun! Nothing seems interesting...Dumb codes.. issue logs... dart... bugs... be productive at 9:00 Uhhh!


I want to get away from it all I thought one day. I land up on a lonely beach... i look around. Waves merrily splashing againt the rocks happy with the presence of just each other. Trees swaying, wind blowing all doing their own thing.

I look up at the sky. I see a star starring right at me. Ahhh! Thats him I say! This is whom I can identify myself. Just no one besides him, no one to talk to, no one to share a thought... no one to tell I am sad.. i am lonely. I call him aloud... "Hey! I understand your situation. You are just like me.. "


"No" he replies. "I might look lonely to you all... but see closely... there are so many more stars in the sky.. with me... all the while. You are right. You are me. You may find yourself all alone at times. No one around. But did you see around you? Its all in your mind. Your people are always there for you. They will be there for you now and forever. Some might be dull and maybe busy with their world but try to turn towards them and look for them... you will find them.... " ..

Thats what I did. I looked around and I saw all my stars! They formed a beautiful word "Friends". Thank you all for being my friend. You are special to me. I might be a fool sometimes to ignore your brightness and your twinkle. I pray to God that you reach the heights of the sky and do well in all you do. Enjoy your vacations. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Love,
Shreya

5 comments:

sohani said...

IT person maintaining a dairy.. wow..
multitasking :-)

sohani said...

Ohh well, ppl do edit their blogs based on comments :-)

Shreya said...

Thanks for pointing out the spelling mistake Dude... else I was making a big remark on IT folks ;)

Abhishek Sohani said...

the word shining reminds me of Pink Floyd song :-)
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Remember when you were young, you shone like the sun.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Now there's a look in your eyes, like black holes in the sky.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
You were caught on the crossfire of childhood and stardom,
blown on the steel breeze.
Come on you target for faraway laughter,
come on you stranger, you legend, you martyr, and shine!
You reached for the secret too soon, you cried for the moon.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Threatened by shadows at night, and exposed in the light.
Shine on you crazy diamond.
Well you wore out your welcome with random precision,
rode on the steel breeze.
Come on you raver, you seer of visions,
come on you painter, you piper, you prisoner, and shine!
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Shine on you crazyyy.. Diamond :-)

naina said...

hey Shreya....never knew u were so good writer. Enjoyed reading blogs.