It was the last time when we all were together here. We all knew that this time won’t come back; nothing would be same hence forth.
There we were hanging out together, having coffee, laughing away to the glory. Just being ourselves. It’s always a party time when we all are together.
That day was the same as years before, when we all used to sit at “Happy Guys” , have lunch , snacks and even dinner at the same place 😉 We cried, we laughed, and we fought; making memories that would last forever.
College was a happy place. Climbing down the hostel stairs and finding everybody sitting at the Postbox was a routine. Somehow at least one of us was always there, and one was never left alone. Whom should I go out to have lunch/dinner was never even a question. You get down and you’ll find someone or the other and all of would join in later 😛
The days flew by and we were at the advent of the new beginning, new job, new life, new ways, but we were together and we were happy. Leaving college was easy because somehow we knew that we would end up together and meet frequently and have everyone just around the corner, a t a phone call distance.
But today it was different. We all were together to part for-ever. Though every one of us were laughing, cracking jokes but we all were feeling it. I wanted the time to freeze and just be the same again as before. I did not want any of us to drift apart. But as it is said “Change is the only thing that is constant”.
While driving back home, I tuned in the radio. (Never ever the damn radio people play good songs). But they played it that day.
Dil Chahta Hai, Dil Chahta Hai
Dil Chahta Hai, Kabhi Na Beete Chamkeele Din
Dil Chahta Hai, Hum Na Rahein Kabhi Yaaron Ke Bin
Din Din Bhar Ho Pyaari Baatein
Jhoome Shaame, Gaaye Raatein
Masti Mein Rahe Dooba Dooba Hameshaa Samaa
Humko Raahon Mein Yoonhi Milti Rahein Khushiyaan
Dil Chahta Hai, Kabhi Na Beete Chamkile Din,
Dil Chahta Hai, Hum Na Rahe Kabhi Yaaron Ke Bin
Jagmagaate Hain, Jhilmilaate Hain Apne Raastein
Yeh Khushi Rahe, Roshni Rahe Apne Waaste
Oh Oh Oh …
…and I just wanted to burst out, cry like never before. I so did not want to go , I wanted everything to be as it was.
Soon the song changed
Uthe Sabake Kadam, Taraa Ram-Pam-Pam
Ajii Aise Giit Gaayaa Karo
Kabhii Khushii Kabhii Gam, Taraa Ram-Pam-Pam
HaNso Aur Hasaayaa Karo
Vo Pyaare Din Aur Vo Pyaarii Raate
Yaad Hame Hai Vo Mulaakaate. Nahii. Koi Gam Mujhe Nahii.N Hai Gilaa
Zindagii Kii Raah Mein Milaa Hai Jabase Tuu Mere Hamadam
Shabanam Ham Hain Aur Tum Sholaa Ban Jaayaa Karo
Kabhii Khushii …kabhi gam..
….. I smiled. These moments would last with me forever, I know all of us are there; it’s just a matter of distance.
Dedicated to, all of my friends, without whom life seems InCoMpLeTe.