Saturday, March 19, 2011


I still remember how many messages I typed and saved in the drafts, erased and re-typed to let you know that I had grown to like you a lot and that I look up to you like a lil' sister would.And then the elections would come to mind and I would throw back my head and decide to wait till all the drama is over.

And then, farewell plans were in the flow and though there were just a few pictures with you in it, I remember my eyes going moist when I included those pictures of Uma and you - the clown costume and the one with both of you sitting on the stairs.

Shailee & I went 'Aww!' as we saw those pictures scroll by, in the video. I remember meeting you for the first time when you were in the 'Scrambler' team and I was gearing up for a ragging session when you smiled at me plainly and said I write well. I remember smiling sheepishly and running away to the main canteen.

And thanks to National Seminar, MUN and Srishti, things have become what they are today. 

I swear I tried to keep the emotions in check but farewell didn't help, really. In fact, I was just talking with a friend a few days before farewell and telling her that I've gotten to love you like a big sister and that it felt so odd and out of place to even think that you wouldn't be around anymore. And I told her that I couldn't get myself into telling you this thing - what with all the election and suspected buttering and ice-potifying et all. All she tells me - I think I know how you feel. Why don't you do what you love the best? Close the call now, go open a fresh word document and type down whatever you feel. Yes, I did do that. But that's how far I got - opening a blank document.

Now that the elections are over, to hell with trying to keep it quiet! 
That pink shirt you were in, sipping rose milk and leaning on the pillar near the audi in front of the union room, tying to be bitchy to us contestants and saying, 'All you pretty faces who missed out campaigning to us, better do it tomorrow!' you have absolutely no idea how hard it was for me to stop laughing and try not to sneak my phone to take a picture of that! 

And more confessions: I was waiting for you to come to the audi before our speeches began. Kept scanning the crowd hoping you were in there somewhere and my first genuine relief came when you stepped into the pit holding some paper in your hand. And I made a note in my mind to look straight at you when I'd be saying, 'As batman says...' I couldn't really wait to hug you after the results were announced, pull you out somewhere and talk for sometime with you. And hear that it is okay and maybe better things are waiting. 

Yes, I'll miss you dearly. Miss working with you and all that midnight and barely-morning messages that you send, saying we have to buckle up and work harder on something, miss your pout, that aww-ish poses and.. :D Okay. I'll miss a lot. 

Stay in Chennai, okay? There's SO much of catching up left. You're the big sister I never had and the big sister I am never going to give up on.

P.s: NO. This post is NOT a crazy deed of adolescence. 
I am writing it in my fair senses only.

Sorry about the randomness in the thoughts and this scribbling.
Words just fail us sometimes.
I louwe you, S-runika.

- Just Someone.


minitha said...

Just one word is in my mind right now.

(and maybe 'kutti', but still)


sweety said...

The MOST RANDOM write-up of urs! :) So simple and adorable! :)

Awww .. Muuuah ! >:D<
Kid You are! :*

Aparna said...

i love this :) very simple and straightforward and very very random & real & very YOU :)))
alsoooooo, I'm the friend, I'm the friend:) *Jumping all over*
In case you don't already know, I love the way you write:)
muah. okaybye.

Anirudh said...

Brillinattt!!!! have no wordss....

Anirudh said...

Brilliantt!!! sivaaaaa am soo speechless right nowww....

rohit said...

Sooooo refreshing to read :)

Had to read this twice the flow was awosme ..i could imagine everything u wrote

as always A-W-S-O-M-E >:)<

Srunika Kannan said...

Thank you shiva. Still dunno if i deserve this. Love YOU . Makes me feel touched and special. Something i really needed now what with leaving college and friends behind all. Why didn't we bond earlier? :)

Merci beaucoup, Ma Cherie! :)

raji said...

wow wow wow ! awsome shiva. luv u!

sneha said...

felt your straight emotions right through. excellent. As the saying goes " simple is always beautiful" ( I do not know who said it though)

berty ashley said...

"You know, the thing about you heroes... There's an oblivious side to your
prowess, and you're blind to it. You're so busy being big shots, you
never look back and see the big fat shadows you spill behind you."
- Poison Ivy (At atman)
_Batman & Poison Ivy: Cast Shadows

guneet said...

Shiya, this is as cute and adorable as it was supposed it be, as it could possibly be! :) :) >:D<

Pati said...

Words fail me..

And that Berty person's quotable quotes feels just right, always..