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Friday, September 19, 2014

Distance, thou art strange!

It's really funny how distance plays such tricky games with our heart. Sometimes when it takes two close ones far from each other, they writh and wither in each others memory, and sometimes it becomes such a casual thing we accept it like morning after night.

I understand more than blaming distance, the onus lies on the love and dedication the two people shared betwixt them. But what when the feelings are equally true, and affection equally indepth in both the instances? I speak from my own experiences here, and of friendship- a relationship I hold truly precious and sacred in my life.

I don't know if the proverb "Distance makes the heart grow fonder" suits the instances I relate to here, because they have always remained at far flung places from me. But yes, they all have surely become important part of my existence in such a short duration that I strongly believe destiny had planned our friendship.

Cindy Ackley, Judy Yaron, Elly Stornebrink, Yatita shah, my group of co-authors from the anthology "Love stories that touched my heart", so many friends and siblings I made via facebook and in my college years! Our interactions have usually been of touch-and-go nature, and always via one telecom media or another(except for a few whom I have met for a short duration). But my friendship with each of them has clicked almost instantly, and the honesty, trust, joy, comfort and respect I share with each of them, (I know) comes from true friendship.

A personal note from me to each of them: "I don't know if we would ever meet in person, but somehow it already feels like we have, and I'm so grateful to each of you for all that you have done, have been and mean for me."

Continued in Role distance plays.

8 comments:

  1. Thanks dear Asma! I truly appreciate your friendship too - I sense your soul in your writing - as with others I also met online, especially via the blogging world - so special! Who knows, maybe one day we will meet in person. Never say 'never.' And otherwise, there's always Skype (though I don't have it yet)! ;) <3

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    1. I don't have skype too yet, Elly! ;) i do really i get to meet you in person and work with in atleast one of your wonderful projects. As you say, who knows! We might some day! :) thank you for thinking thus about me. Now you are tickling me pink

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  2. And your, precious soul, wisdom, and ongoing love of learning, dear Asiya have touched ours. We are indeed fortunate to have this relationship every day!

    In Hebrew we have a saying, which is the opposite of the one you quote ("Distance makes the heart grow fonder.") It is, "Far from sight far from heart." I don't think people deliberately "cross you out of their lives'. I believe that it is the power of adapting to our reality. Life goes on and people feel closer to those they engage with regularly whether close to home or online. Indeed, it takes effort and understanding to maintain relationships. HUGS <3

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    1. Very true, Judy...and that's what i meant by the funny games distance plays! :) and i'm so humbled by your thoughts about me... Thank you, dear

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  3. My dear sweet Asiya! You are so precious and caring. I believe that you are the glue that holds friendships together. You are naturally inquisitive and that helped us to find out all of our similarities. You make me smile daily and while our time zones are total opposites, we have created a bond of friendship that crosses all the oceans. I value the friendship and love you like a daughter. ❤

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    1. Oh cindy, you are just being so humble. Its your loving nature and kind heart that makes us feel so much at home with you. You are so much like a mother to me too :)

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    1. We think so alike, Renu :) and I'm so glad to have you here. Welcome to my domain, dear!

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