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Thursday, 26 September 2013

When will we meet!!

My  unsent letter today is  for a dear friend, with whom I came in touch on the Internet.This was not posted as I did not know  her postal address.It is lying with me. I dont know whether it will be posted or not. This post is prompted by write tribe,unsent letters# 3

 My dear Alef,  

                        To day I am in a reminiscent mood. I remember the day when we played Scrabble on face book.I was charmed by your name. I just asked you in the chat column whether you were from India. The chat which started with this insignificant  introduction  turned into friendship.This was almost two years back. I also remember that your Mom had passed away some days back and you were very upset. I felt  very sad for you. There was not a single day when we did not chat. You remember,we played 10 or 12 Scrabble  games every day. You told me about my moves. I learnt to play the game more efficiently. Scrabble was just an excuse.We chatted all the time. We became very close and knew about each others family. We knew what  was being cooked for  lunch and dinner. we shared several recipes.

                           Those days I was in the process of writing my book. I used to discuss about the incidents, I was writing in the book. We used  to speak on the Skype. Your children became friendly with me. AQ and  Za used to recite the poems they learnt in school. We shared our family problems. In fact we spoke to each other about every thing on earth. If you were not 'on line' even for a day ,I felt restless and uneasy. Do you remember when I started writing blogs, you were the only one to comment. 

                                       After you shifted to India, for a few days there was no contact with you,Your telephone number also changed I was relieved when I spoke to you after a long gap of about ten days. Now the Scrabble has also changed. The old one..... I miss it very much. This is more formal and we are unable to talk  as we used to. I miss you on line and also Scrabble of olden days.I wonder when those good old days will come back.

We have never met. I hope that one day we will meet.When will it be,Alef?

Luv  to the kids.

love from yourUsha Aunty






                 

9 comments:

  1. hope you meet Alef soon. I can feel the fragrance of your bond of friendship.

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    1. Thank you Kalpana. Friendship with some people is ever lasting.

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  2. Usha ma'am. This post feels as if i have written it to some of my scrabble worldwide friends. I miss is so much. I can understand your feelings perfectly. I made many good friends because of this lovely game. I sincerely wish you and Alef meet soon :)

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    1. Thank you Sunita. I am sure all Scrabble players miss the old one. We could relate to the person on the other side.
      BTW Sunita I tried to invite you for a game, but could not. Each time I wrote your name, it said 'request failed'. You try to invite me.

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  3. That's such a sweet letter. Three cheers to new age communication that lets you form bonds despite distances.

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    1. Thanks OM for the beautiful comments.

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  4. Its an honour to be your friend.. you are like my mother... in shaa allah we shall meet soon.. love you always...

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    1. So you were able to read My letter!! Thank you for responding so fast. I am confident that one day we will meet. Luv.

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  5. Dear Usha-ji, it's a beautiful letter full of love celebrating friendship and bond through blogging. Sometimes, the friends that we make online are so strong and the conenction instant:)
    Vishal

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