November was a month of lessons for me. There was so much to learn and I am not sure if I had grasped even half of it. It all started from the first day of the month.
She was a very close friend. Before three years we would meet often and share all the stories. At one point of time it was like we were the conscience of each other. Then one fine day she stopped talking. Our mutual friend told me that she needed some time to gather herself up because of something. I waited for three years. And then on November 2, I see her wedding picture shared by that mutual friend. I wasn’t even invited. I was shattered to say the least.
Take away : There is always an expiry date to any relationship. Don’t waste time in it. Those who want to stay will stay.
Then there was the floods. It started as a drizzle and then the clouds split open. We had to find a friend’s place to stay and this Diwali was the most forgettable Diwali we’ve ever had. But I was thankful that we had resources to move to a different place. After a week, when I went back to see my house, it was heartbreaking. My bike had fell down and there was nobody to set it right. With my fractured hand, it took me forever to get my bike up. But I knew it was futile. The battery, the engine and even the headlight hoods were full of muck and dirty water. I waded through waist high water to see our gas cylinder and Fridge floating. All my favorite shirts were washed away in the flood. The blood soaked shirt which I had saved from the accident as a memorabilia too was gone. It was devastating.
Take away : Attachment is stupid. A few days of nature’s fury can take away everything you thought was yours. Be wise.
In between all these things, I was organizing a blogging contest and event. I had to be in touch with most of the people in the group and there was no internet for half of the month. And even if there was internet, My hand didnt allow me to use the laptop. Most of the conversations happened through mobile. There was trouble and I contacted two bloggers friends of mine for help. They did without any answer. I had to ask that question to them. Why were they being so nice and helpful? The answer I got shocked me. They said I was the most approachable person in the blogging community.
Take away : Be kind and lend your ears and shoulders for people. But while doing so, remember the first two take aways.
There are three more days to end this month. I am sure there are two or more lessons pending for me.
How was your November?