The buildings where I lived have been demolished and replaced by towering 9+ storeys. The school has been upgraded. The road traffic has thickened. The only part that continues to remain the same is friends. I met a very good friend of mine, two days ago. We haven’t been in touch at all for a while, but meeting him made me feel very good. Some people have become a part of our lives, touched us, influenced us, made us into what we are, and no matter how long we have been apart, when we reunite again it’s a matter of great inner joy.
As we commemorate another Friendship day, I would like to thank each and every person with mutual well wishes, from colleagues, to school friends, to relatives, to total strangers, who intentionally or inadvertently have been supportive.