Today has been a wonderful day. I managed to connect with two long-lost friends from College. In fact, I haven’t spoken to one of them for the past 6 years……The reason? Well, let us just say that they are confidential for now 😉

Well, the crux of what I am trying to say is this: usually, when we haven’t spoken to someone for so long, we would feel a slight apprehension, “How would that person react? What will we talk about? Will the person like me calling?”…..and so on.

But, upon speaking with them, I never had any such trouble – it was just like we were back in College and that we had spoken the previous day. I never felt that gap of six years in between us. Friendships of this sort are usually found only during our educational years. After that, especially during our working life, friendships tend to be more extrinsic in nature, without the same degree of feeling or emotion.

Always remember –

Make new friends, but keep the old;
Those are silver, these are gold.
New-made friendships, like new wine,
Age will mellow and refine.
Friendships that have stood the test-
Time and change-are surely best;
Brow may wrinkle, hair grow gray;
Friendship never knows decay.
For ‘mid old friends, tried and true,
Once more we our youth renew.
But old friends, alas! may die;
New friends must their place supply.
Cherish friendship in your breast-
New is good, but old is best;
Make new friends, but keep the old;
Those are silver, these are gold.

                                  (Poem courtesy:


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  1. The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. :)Happy to know that you gained contacts with your long lost gems. :)Last but not the least, cheers to our friendship! 😀*** clink ***

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