I remember…

I remember when I first met you – I didn’t know you will be so close to me one day.

I remember when I came to your college to meet you – Never were you so surprised. You literally didn’t believe it was me.

I remember the way your friends looked at me – perhaps they wanted to gauge whether I was capable of having the privilege of being friends with one of the nicest persons I knew.

I remember when your college watchman asked us to leave – we had been sitting for hours and talking. We laughed so hard as we were walking out.

I remember when we first went on a date – you felt so free to roam around on your own for the first time.

I remember when I first asked you to hug – I was nervous, but you welcomed me in your arms.

I remember when you first looked into my eyes – you looked in them and touched my heart.

I remember when I broke up with my girlfriend and I felt like crying – you hugged me tightly and said everything would be alright. It was so assuring.

I remember when you first clasped my hand and walked with me – I knew I would never be alone.

I remember when we enjoyed rain together for the first time and walked barefoot at the Marine Drive, holding hands – people around us smiled and must have felt that we were in love.

I remember when we first celebrated our birthday – we wondered how many friends would have birthdays on the same day and you hugged me, saying “None as close as we are!” It was our lives’ most special birthday.

I remember when I first asked to you whether you were in love with me – you said you loved me ever since you knew me.

I remember when I once sang for you by the seaside – and you gave me a peck without realizing where we were.

I remember how tears trickled down your dainty cheeks – you were afraid to lose me. I hugged you and we cried together.

I remember how much people were against our relationship – but we convinced everyone with our love.

Everyone… Except those who meant to you more than even myself – your parents. We gave in because we couldn’t hurt them. We lost.

I hope I don’t remember all this throughout my life, because while these memories are a constant source of my happiness, they do give pain too. I know that none of what I remember will be repeated.

I experienced no other loss as big as this one – I felt I would die. But you kept me alive, asking me to promise that I will try to live my life as well and happily as I can. I strive hard to do that, because I would never want to let you down. I never can. Life will never be the same, but I can at least hope to not lose you. And why would I? We are still friends…

No, we are Best Friends!

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18 thoughts on “I remember…”

  1. Hey buddy, really loved the way emotions are expressed in words, could actually imagine each incident….awesome work…best wishes for more such wonderful work!!!

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  2. All I can say is ‘You are the Best, Sonu!’ Although I don’t like reading but when something is written by you, I Love to spend my time for reading that stuff… 🙂 I want you to write a book. Will you?

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  3. A book? Well, I hope to do that some day… And thanks for commenting, I always look forward to your comments. You made my decade!

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  4. I could say nothing here more Salman than just that I wish You everything best for your life ahead and may your every wish turn into real 🙂 I loved your this blog too…full of sentiments, it reallyyy made me cry…

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  5. Dear, Awesome Blog, I wish you get everything you desire & deserve in life 🙂
    I must say, here semblances are much with mine because I too have one such a unique best friend who has been keeping me and my hopes alive, always makes me feel on the top of the world and keeps my spirit so high. I enjoy every moment with her & have never been loved like this before and actually I don’t know what I would do without her in my life.
    Dua ki Darkhwast 🙂

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  6. Salman, these words just spoke your heart out. Some how. I could relate! You have got a BIG heart.
    Don’t ever lose hope, as everything happens for a reason. 🙂
    Loved the way you write. Keep up the good work.

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  7. Salam Alaikum Salman,

    Firstly I want to thank you for writing this. Every word that u have described here talks to me and my situation. I call myself very strong, but I am not ashamed to say that I have tears in my eyes while I’m writing this. This is exactly what has happened to me and I wish her nothing but the best.
    Thank you once again.

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