I claim to understand a lot of things in life…and then there is love..!!!
Its not about any of my romantic dreams,or some beautiful book I read..
Its not even about my perceptions on love..and nor of others…
Its just about how I wonder when people lose their mind in the wrong way when they are in love.
I have a friend at my workplace.Nice and sweet guy and truly, madly deeply in love with this girl who stays in
So,everyday at lunch time I would be bombarded with their long love filled stories,and I used to feel terrible that two people who were so much in love couldn’t be together.
He would plan nice little ,big ,huge surprises for her everyday..and when he was not working,we all knew where to find him..He would always be in the pantry talking to his sweetheart.We all totally loved having him around….and he would give us all reasons to.
He would often come home and we would strum the guitar and sing on for hours while Vin recorded our amateur performances…
He and Vin gelled along like brothers…and I kept getting my cooking lessons from his mother..And a thousand miles away from home,it indeed was a little family situation we were a part of…
But some how gradually I noticed that the sweet smiling boy had started getting jittery about little things. He would often get finicky, and weird .He was thinking a lot, was always on the phone and eventually started taking a lot of leaves too...Initially I presumed it was his back that kept troubling him like in the old times..On a few occasions me n Vin went to visit him over,his parents seemed distressed … but they would still try n be the merry people that they are… And some how things didn’t seem right..
Finally after a gap of 2 weeks, he came to work...and as we caught up for lunch, he told me..”Rich I am leaving”..
I didn’t quite understand what he meant by that…but on closer look at him,I knew what he meant .He was quitting the job to go ....to go and be with his lady love.
I first thought he had finally got a job in Dubai and was moving there,when he told me that he didn’t have a job…and was going there to look for one…I was shocked..
I knew..and so did he…that in the pathetic market situation like this, where people were being thrown out of their jobs ,he had taken a huge risk by quitting a well paying job…only because his girl friend felt that he didn’t want to be with her.
I asked him if he had thought about what he was doing?The answer to which was,
“I cant let her be alone….”
I was pretty shocked again… because I knew she lived there with her family..and was in no way all alone and by her self…But I knew that he had made up his mind and as expected ,all that I was trying to explain seemed gibberish to him.As the conversation proceeded… I kept thinking on what caused such a wise guy to do something so foolish …
When you are an only child..and your parents have retired…I guess there is a huge sense of responsibility and in those situations,if a person,who is incidentally a good friend too…makes such decisions,you cant do anything but feel helpless at the irony of the situation.
So finally,he applied for a 1 week leave( he finally listened to me and did not resign),and left for
The very same week,came a shocker at our workplace,when about 100 people were fired as a part of the cost cutting measure by the company.
The process was simple,the people who were to be fired were called in for a meeting by their respective managers,and while they were being given the notice of termination,all their access were revoked.
And I don’t know why I was really scared about the whole thing.
I informed my friend about the situation,who by then was pretty happy being in
I knew once gone,he was not coming back until he had a job in his hand…and that’s how it has been till date
Its been 4 weeks since he’s gone;he hasn't called his manager to inform him of reasons on why he’s not back yet..
He is still struggling to get a job there …and its unlikely that he will…because the ever flourishing
This morning,he pinged me to tell me that he couldn’t connect to the vpn…he couldn’t access his outlook…his accesses were revoked…I tried talking to the IT guys,but I was directed to his manager,who seemed totally cold whe I went to him to talk…
I didn’t know what to do…I don’t even know whats happening…
Some how I don’t feel sorry for the state he is in..he asked for what he has got…But I do feel really sad for all that has happened..and I so wish I could reverse it completely..I wish I could make him think sane.
And in the middle of it..all I can remember is a saying…”people rise in love”
..And then I wonder why that girl,for whom he took so many pains,didn't understand that just because of her own selfish interests,she made him lose out on a lot.
And I wonder why…even after all this, he hasn’t got a lesson..to rectify his mistakes…
..and why he is not thinking of his parents who he has left all alone here…
…why is he so blinded by the cursory illusions of fame,power and quick money…..
This is just a person in my life who I came across...I am sure there are so many other people like that..who do not rise in love..but get drowned..who do not realise a lot of things untill they have messed them.
I have been through that phase too...but before I could lose myself in my own shadow,I came out of it..But then not everyone gets that chance in life..
I wonder why…when in love ,you are so blinded that you don’t realize your wrongs…
I wonder …..if it is really love…or just the illusion of it..!