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Friday, November 27, 2009

Value every moment u’ve got!

Back in school, I remember….. there was this li’l boy (my friend’s nephew), who was truly a source of happiness to everyone my friend’s (more of an acquaintance) family. He was 3 or maybe 4. I’ve never seen him, but I’ve heard a lot, real lot about him. So from what I’ve heard, this li’l toddler was so adorably cute in everything he did. Everyone loved him, and to the friend (the acquaintance, like I already told you) he was everything, he meant a world to her.

Letting that stay there, let’s get back to NOW. Recently, I was talking to Akshaya. We were together after real long, so we had loads to talk. And suddenly, in the middle of something else, she asked me if I remember that li’l kid, I was just talking about. I did remember, yeah. I told her that. And what she told me next, came as a big shock to me. She said, “He passed away”. I’ve never seen the kid. I’ve never heard him talk. I’ve never known him enough to love him like many of my friends did. Nothing at all. But this was just too much to take. I was too shocked to even talk, so I remained quiet, and she explained to me about the accident that killed him, and left his mum and dad (who survived with injuries) and the whole family shattered.

This for some reason has been lingering in my mind all the time, right from the minute she told me. I still cant digest it, though there is no two ways to it. It has happened. It’s a fact. It seems so cruel though, so cruel to be true. It hurts to think of the pain the kid must have endured and the pain his parents must be going through after having lost their only kid.

I’ve been thinking about this all day. DAMN!! One day, the kid is the sweetheart of everyone in the house and the next day, the kid is no more. It scares me to realize that life is so volatile, that everything is uncertain. The worst part is that such bad things happen when we least expect them. Imagine having a conversation with someone today, not knowing if it might be the last one. It creeps me out.

But, It is no use complaining, we’ve just got to accept it. That’s the way life is, I guess. It’s sometimes happy, sometimes sad, but uncertain all the time. So it’s best to value every moment of life that there is, cause God forbid, it might evaporate the next hour.


  1. it's sad that only such rude shocks make us realize we've been taking life for granted.

  2. really sad! death comes as a rude shock, but there is no alternative to acceptance.

  3. life is so unpredictable. hence it is necessary that we never postpone things for a future (which is so uncertain)!

  4. Well I've got three such similar experiences. One that is very recent and I'm yet to recover from it.

    The first was long time ago, when I was in 3rd grade and the second and third were when I was in 3rd semester(ironic: 3rd grade of school and college). I think it's best to read about the first two in my blog entry here

    The third one happened just 3 weeks ago. It was also an accident: a good friend of mine from 12th grade Aryan passed away in a train accident. Although newspapers said it was an accident, a friend of mine from NIT-Calicut(that was where Aryan was studying) said they found a suicide note in his pocket. I was shocked and numb all over. In fact I kept running away from the situation(everyone thought I was heartless I think but well I was too shocked to say anything) - he was the smartest in the class, got superb marks in AIEEE and got into a prestigious to get a prestigious B.Tech in electronics and communication. It affected me so much that my life is now split again into more pieces: with Aryan and without Aryan. We may not have been best of friends but we shared a good relationship and it's certainly left a mark on me.

    The worst part: everybody poured into his orkut account with lot's of scraps(my sis told me she's friends with him in orkut) but I could do nothing because I was not friends with him in orkut. I regretted not being friends because I could've said a last goodbye. Sure he won't read it; but I still didn't say it.

    My advice to all: never neglect anyone, hate anyone or shirk away from helping out someone. If you do, you'll have to live with that guilt. And believe me it's not easy(and I've only started!)

    Thanks for such a supeb article: wish suicide bombers read this and rethink why are they doing this for those idiotic goals of jihad - the virgins and all that. Absolutely despicable.

    Good day.


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