1st January, 2012 was one of the best and most memorable days of my life. I was with my cousin…and we had this New Year party (we meaning: me, my sister, 2 of my cousins, a common friend, my cousin’s friend and a friend of that friend). I never thought I would enjoy it as much as I did. But… damn! It was mind-blowing. I loved it!
I have never experienced something so out of my senses. But I totally enjoyed it. It was past 4am when all of us hit the bed. Even then, I wasn’t sleepy. And so…I had one of the best, most beautiful mornings EVER! Since I wasn’t sleepy, my cousin’s friend and I went to sit outside on the terrace area. Even though I had heard a lot about him from my cousin and we had been introduced briefly once before, that night was the first
time we were meeting each other properly. I did not know anything much about him. But there I was, during the early hours of the morning, just as dawn began lighting up, sitting with him and talking incessantly. I loved the calm silence around us, as we spoke. We talked about completely inconsequential stuff like our favourite colours as well as serious stuff like love and friendship. What I loved most about the conversation we had was the ease with which we were moving from one topic to the other. And to be honest, I have never felt so comfortable with a person who is practically a stranger. But with this guy, I was not just comfortable…I felt I could connect to him, in some ways. We talked so easily, joked, laughed… Even the occasional silences felt good.
Sometimes, you cannot explain or describe certain experiences. They should just be cherished and lovingly tucked away into a special place in your mind. The experience I had was of that kind. I cannot explain it…I felt a kind of connection with this stranger, I felt completely at ease. Sometimes, you connect to people in really strange ways. With him, I felt like he has something of me in him. Does it make sense? I have no clue! But not everything in life makes sense, does it? The time I spent with him will always be one of the fondest memories in my life. I wanted it to go on forever, but like always, it had to end. Now, when I think about it, I find myself wondering if it actually happened. It seems almost magical. I don’t expect another experience of that sort, with anyone. And I don’t know if I will see that guy again, let alone if he will ever be someone of significance for me (although I would like that :)). Maybe yes, maybe no. But he will always be part of a most beautiful experience I had. I don’t know if it makes sense to everyone out there. Not that I expect it to, you know. But sitting with a stranger on New Year (early) morning and talking to him like I have known him for ages is the kind of thing I would call a true experience.
If you ask me how my New Year was, I would say it was awesome! It started off with this very wonderful experience…and a kind of enlightenment. I came out of 2011, strengthened and rejuvenated. Something has changed in me…not in an evident way, outwardly…I may not be behaving differently or anything but my perceptions have changed. And it has also led me to take some firm decisions. I can feel it so distinctly…that something has changed within, something that might seem imperceptible but is very much significant, for me, at least. In fact, I feel like something has fallen into place, like a missing piece has been found or something (Finally!). I feel like I’m starting anew, as a new person, in many ways. I guess 2012 will surely be a pretty remarkable year, since it has started off on a good note! 🙂 HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you!!!! So, how was the outset of New Year for you?