December Memories

She couldn’t hold back her smile. It had been almost 20 years. Yet, she couldn’t hold back her tears as she smiled. Those bittersweet memories of college life! There is something to be said about them. However cliched it might sound. The friends that were more than family and family that were then more than enemies. Or at least that is how it was for her.

She decided to pen down her feelings into her diary this time. After all, it’s not that time of the year without her reminiscing about those three beautiful months of her life.

She Wrote:

There was something in the way he smiled or something in the way he spoke. I cannot quite pin point the moment that he grabbed my attention. He was there among friends. Always smiling, always happy and always… well , like I said , it not easy to expalin that feeling.

Whatever it was, it started off with a little harmless flirting. It was decided at the onset itself that there would only be friendship between us. With all the innocence of youth , we started to spend more time together. There is no explanation as to why that stupid decision was made. Or as to why with each passing day, that relationship grew deeper and deeper. Friendhips are meant to grow that way, right? An attachment and a weird sense of belonging. The eagerness to talk to eachother over the phone (there were no mobiles back then). The ease with which we waited for those evening meetings. I think we had made a schedule of some sort.

There was no stopping that love story. I was in denial for a very long time. But he was pretty sure of his feelings. That feeling that attracted me to him out of all the people in college and otherwise, that feeling that refuses to stop making me smile, even today, must have been love. That December was the most special. It was, undoubtedly, the happiest Birthday of my life. I felt content and happy.

With an aching pain in her heart, she continued to write:

This year would have been our 20th anniversary my love…

I received this tag from Reema D’souza at The Write World . It’s my pleasure to pass on this tag to Shilpa Garg at A rose is a rose is a rose. There are 38 of us on this Blog Hop and it will be spread over 3 days – 4, 5, 6 October  2019. Do follow the #WordsMatter Blog Hop and prepare to be surprised! 


18 thoughts on “December Memories

  1. Shalzmojo says:

    Oh what a pity that she chose not to follow her heart and is now regretting it 20 years later. Very sad way to live one’s life.

    Nicely penned Jyothi – enjoyed reading it


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