Come walk a mile in my shoe

Stirring the colorful melange of vegetables simmering on my stove I said something to K only to realize his raptured attention to a Jagjit Singh ghazal playing on TV. It hit me how much I needed people around me to feel what I felt when I felt it. The moment passed and I was tempted to put a status on FB that read lonely not alone. Thankfully I resisted the melodrama and instead started to write what I felt.

Sometimes, at different phases in our lives we want people around us to walk with us. Experience the joys and sadness we experience. Gush with us and plan with us. But then looking back, I realize I don’t do that either. I hardly feel the joy K does in talking about cricket or his latest breakthrough at work. I listen though my mind miles away.

I just realized what a treasure the blogosphere is. There is always a circle of people going through what you are going and are willing to wait on the sidelines rooting for you in the promise you will do the same for them. You just have to search for and join such a group.

Mollified, I turned to my google reader and caught up on things that mattered to me at the moment. And smiled. The world seemed friendlier than it was a moment ago.

8 comments

  1. I was halfway into this and was thinking lucky you , you have a blog 🙂 I mirror your thoughts and pretty much predict what you are going to say next. Surreal , looks like I am taking this walk with you ! You make great company 🙂

  2. I totally agree. I can relate to your thoughts. I used to feel that I expect too much and think too much. I am glad to know that I am not alone and other have similar thoughts too. 🙂

  3. This is exactly what I’ve been feeling, feels so good to know I’m not alone!
    I am a first time visitor to your blog, read a couple of posts and thought… here is someone I relate to. But this post is something else altogether, its *exactly* where I am right now !
    I would love to ‘follow’ your bog, but I don’t see the link anywhere, I’m new to this having just started blogging myself. I do see a link for email subscription, so I’m just going to do that.

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