Sunday, April 30, 2006

Beautiful Strangers.


I was watching her blow rings of smoke in the air. They looked like smoke from the chimneys of the island passing by.I said that to her and the small talk led to a long conversation.

Geographically thousands of miles apart, I found myself having so much in common with this person sitting next to me, whose favourite snack is octopus in olive gravy and who associated the word 'Tamils' to something between flour mills and tigers..

However, we shared the same ideas about everything, from aliens to salsa to Paris Hilton to pagans.With the ease you have with close friends,I suddenly found that the conversation was becoming deep, warm and intimate..

It is strange. The friends I make as my job juggles me around to various places. The cosy conversations which make me laugh, which are then reduced to sporadic mails, and then reduced to a tiny scrawl in my address book.

6 comments:

Neelam Prabhu Gaonker said...

so true hems...so very true !!!
sometimes conversations with strangers can get very personal and intimate...maybe cos u have nothing to lose....except the burdens of unshared thoughts that u lug around :)

Anonymous said...

Hey sunshiney,Im glad you are having good company!(look - im writing poetry also:P)

however hard i try not to, coudnt help missing u for a nano second yday;)
-m

Sriram P said...

I second that... But then again it also depends on the kind of people also.. some with whom you associate and talk about Paris(h) Hilton and or some whom you may not associate closely but still talk :-o)

Hemamalini said...

@neelam..that was nicely put:)

and the best thing is, you feel good after such conversations!reminds me of the college mornin walks(though we were no strangers:)

@m_keats..was it the one nano second of your sanity?:D

@sriram..Punning on Paris bcos you just went there?:))
Exactly. conversations are mostly shallow with strangers..polite or an attempt at humour. rarely thoughtful..

Neelam Prabhu Gaonker said...

aah those days.....(said with a nostalgic drag in my voice :)

Hemamalini said...

@neelam..(sigh)yes.can you believe that it is one year since we passed out?