Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Day 185/366

You just can't get sick of meeting your school friends. And I've been to both a city school and a boarding school and this statement just holds more value for the latter (though many who never got to experience boarding life would disagree to this).

Be it the hostel life where you spend hours discussing a film you just watched or gifting someone with a 4-cake pack of Maggi that you had been hiding for a special friend's birthday at midnight. It's a simplified sort of fun that was devoid of the highs and lows of college life. Of course, if you were (un)fortunate enough, you might have got a flavor of the kind of pleasures you could truly enjoy once you're out of school while you were still there. But for me, it was almost entirely a vice-free time.

Paper chats during prep when the teacher wasn't looking, begging the annas and akkas mid-week for a cup of filter coffee which you were allowed only on Sunday mornings, enjoying sunsets without a camera nearby, smiles or just sticking your tongue out replacing and conveying a whole lot more than text messages/emoticons of today...That's what it was all about. And though I've shaped myself into the society I live in now, those are the things I really miss sometimes.

Seeing those faces that made that place the home that it was sure can make you want that life again. And yet, you have to accept that your experiences and interactions with the world outside that little bubble has changed you as a person completely. Still, it's nice to know that some things never change.

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