I consider myself as a good friend. I stay true to myself and my personality haven’t change much. My perkiness, my zealous attitude towards people around me has always been like that since I was a kid and remain such as per now. When my perkiness remain, it is a puzzle to see people around me change.
Yes, like how the time has been tormenting their physical appearance and etch wrath on the facades, my friends evolved. Yes, people say “sometimes, change is good”. I don’t blame them; in fact I am enjoying my life with my loved one (s) and absolutely a Joie de Vivre. But I have to admit that I am such a sentimental freak. Sometimes, I couldn’t help to lament to see how friendship drift apart. It is sad when some jokes that were meant to be shared as bond between friends are perceived as “childish”; or how jest gestures are perceived as lame as they are not appeal to them anymore . It’s like, the friends you knew are not the ones you knew – they are someone new.
I have learned my lesson the hard way. I learned that NEVER EVER assume that long-lost friends are people you knew. You never know what time has been doing to them. You have to treat them like new strangers; you never knew them, thus a complete stranger. Someone you thought to be nice and sweet, could be cruel and arrogant when you meet after ages of hiatus.
You know, I am a person who honours friendship. I am like Rihanna’s song which is “Umbrella”. But I also treat people the same way I am treated. As I was writing my FB status, this quote came spontaneously in my mind and best etch my feeling: -
“Friendship is funny. If threaded with care, one would cross the sea of fire for the comrade; otherwise if you don’t water it, it will wither and die from memory.”– Shahrill Ramli, written on 23rd September 2013.
Well, life goes on. For loyal friends, fret not. I will always be your umbrella as you have always been during my rainy days. I will always be your friend. There’s gotta be more to life, Shahrill Ramli. (,”)