Friday, 17 October 2014

When two friends from those times came visiting

The past two days have filled me with a special flavour of joy. One doesn't use flavour in the context of joys, isn't it. But joy does have a flavour - nostalgic flavour, romantic flavour, happy flavour and so on. Well, the flavour of joy that filled me was the nostalgic types. Yes, in the span of two days, two bloggers/friends who had not paid a visit to my blog for a long time stopped by to say hello and record their thoughts.

The connection between Asif and me goes to 2009 when he used to frequent my blog and I his. We shared similar thoughts and a love for fine words. His comments were long, succinct and warm. His words filled me with joy and I would wait for his knock on my blog.

Then
          all
              of
a
   sudden

Asif stopped his visits. We did correspond over mails but even they stopped in 2011. Then wonders of wonders, I find his comment on my last post. he brought back memories of those days when traffic to my blog was heavy and comments came pouring in.

It was a joy to see Asif stop by and record his thoughts like old times.

Thanks Asif.

The second visitor is a long-distance runner whom I met over words and thoughts - Myriam Loor. We chanced upon each other's blogs and were quite regulars at each other's space. Running took her away from blogging and though she is a fantastic runner, I miss reading her blog posts which were practical, everyday instances which I could relate to. We are Facebook friends and pass by each other quite often but the intimacy we shared over our blog space was special.

Thanks Myriam for the comment. It was indeed a joy to see your name in my inbox - a reminder of earlier times.

Blogging is indeed special and it always will be!

5 comments:

  1. In more than one way we do connect with the regular readers and look forward to their thoughts on our posts (If I remember, I guess you had blogged about this earlier).

    And yes, when people dont comment for a long time and then come back and visit our blogs, it feels like having got in touch with an old friend again :-)

    In that way, yes Blogging is special! :-)

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  2. The joy of rediscovering a long lost friend is something totally different.
    I know how it is as I tracked down one of my school buddies who is settled in Bangalore. Later in one of my visits to B'lore I spent a day with him listening to his ups and downs in life. As I was listening, I thought it would be good to write about it and I did write a blog post. I also recollect him saying that he has an aversion to computers, so there was no chance of him reading the blog post. I did the next best thing, I took a printout of the blog post and couriered it to him. He was thrilled to bits.

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