Monday, 6 August 2018

How I Met Your Mother #1 : Enjoying The Ride

If there has been any show that has made me feel more alive than ever, it's HIMYM. This show was more like a person to me and it has been like my friend : always present whenever I needed company.
In this series of blogposts I will be ranting about my favourite moments, quotes and lessons this show has left with me.

 'Because sometimes, even if you know how something’s going to end, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the ride.' - Ted, Season 2, Ep.14

We all have had a Robin in our lives. And I don't mean as a love interest - sometimes Robin was the job we worked hard for but couldn't get, the dream we pursued despite knowing its futility, the friendship we made despite knowing it wont end well. I'd like to know your story, in the comments below.

I think these rides that I have enjoyed were mostly called 'Friends.' Let me tell you - I suck at friendships. The only friend I have since ten years is R and we rarely meet or talk now. The longest friendship I have had after that is probably of a year. Two As, one N and a few other alphabets. I I if it is a coincidence that all the friendships that have caused me immense heartache were with people whose initials were S! And it seems that the moment I came across these people, I knew how it would end. The indifference in their eyes, the carelessness in their manners - everything hinted at how they'll leave me listening to Dirty Dancing and resonating with the lines -

She's like the wind through my tree,
She rides the night next to me
She leads me through moonlight
Only to burn me with the sun
She's taken my heart
But she doesn't know what she's done

I write this today, because my 'A's have left, and chances are so will my N. While it does make me upset thinking about the endless possibilities that could have been if I had never made acquaintance of these lovely people who flew in like clouds had to add colour in Tagore's sunset sky - I would not trade it for the world. I am enjoying the ride despite knowing it may come to a sudden halt, and today I truly imbibe the essence of what Ted had said while the five enjoyed  watching Superbowl together.

P.S. If N is reading this, she must know that I love her and she must never stop listening to my spoilers.

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