Oct 3, 2007

I WISH I KNEW YOU BEFORE


I wish I knew that someone so akin to me was living right next door all those years. I wish I knew that you liked blue over all the other colors and that you prefer pizza to Thai food. I wish I knew that you hated Chinese with the same passion with which I loved it and that my favorite storybook character is your favorite storybook character too. I wish I knew that you didn’t love what you were doing just as much as I didn’t.

I wish I knew that there is someone who dreams just as much as me. I wish I knew that there could be someone goofier than me. I wish I knew that there is actually someone who doesn’t understand my sarcasm and believes all the fairy stories I tell. I wish I knew that someone could go on and on singing those annoying songs in a half broken voice without a thought for my poor ears.

I wish I knew that Sundays could be as much fun, that one could get their car serviced, catch 2 movies, oscillate from one mall to another in the heat, eat brownies and drink gallons of iced teas and window shop all in one day. I wish I knew someone who’d ask me to purchase the weekly groceries when I am in the middle of an oh so important meeting. I wish I knew that some times haphazard plans with an almost stranger turns out to be a lively and charming affair.

I wish I knew someone who could spend hours and hours with me talking about the most innocuous things. I wish I knew that there could be someone who likes sharing childhood memories and funny family anecdotes with me. I wish I knew that someone would want to meet me as much as I want to meet that someone. I wish I knew that someone could walk into your life one fine day and some things would never be the same again.

Darn I wish I knew you, I so wish I knew you before.

"Like a firefly that burns bright...he came suddenly, out of the dark sky. He hovered around for a little while, he lit up my days with laughter and smiles. Then he vanished just as suddenly, my dear firefly."

15 comments:

Standbymind said...

Amazingly well written..
Just love the flow with which it moves...u start n go in the rhythm till e the very last word....

Kalyan said...

lovely words...you have crafted your thoughts so beautifully...every line simply draws into it...Wonderfully Written!

The Lover said...

beautifully expressed.....loved the feel of it!!

Anansi said...

nice! psst and now for the tag!

Ashu said...

wonderful words.

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

wow... this is THE BEST post EVER. Seriously... you rock!
I loved every word of it :)

`NEFTY said...

Nice...
However, it's bad to live your life "wishing."

Princess Banter said...

I wish I knew someone like that as well... and I'm still waiting for someone like that. Sounds so perfect... yet, too perfect. I wish someone like that would stumble into my life and never leave.

She said...

we go through all our lives believing in waiting for our soulmate, but sooner or later reality bites and we learn to come to terms with it and grudgingly give up our belief..kinda like when we outgrew Santa Claus. But just when you have reconciled yourself to reality and given up your search for a soulmate, along comes someone who turns everything topsy turvy...He infuses life into your very being and brings to fore the long forgotten belief and thats when you know that he is The One....but after tantalizing you with his mere existence, he vanishes, never to be seen again!!! Its fascinating to see you capture this eternal quest into words!! Bravo Utopia

annie said...

Ahh so now you know all..Flow as smooth as silk :)

Compassion Unlimitted said...

A romantic to the core..few people can express the way you have done it.But some time reality bites too bringing us to earth isnt it..

CU

Rashi said...

Very well written..pretty and clear..!

Pri said...

wonderfully written...:)
somehow the emotions juss came gushing in on reading this...
loved the last verse...

Sameera said...

A lovely post with a rainbow of emotions.And nice blog :)

Awais said...

Lovely, beautiful and sad... :)