Of all the bonds that we form during a lifetime , friendship is the most special one – a beautiful bond between two very different people that comes from a space of trust and non judgmental acceptance . It is a special relationship where you are comfortable to be yourself with no filters.
I would love to mention my grandmother’s friendship with Vanmala paati (Tamil for grandmother) as the best example of a friendship for life. Kausalya and Vanmala have been friends since they were eleven and have been there for each other through life’s ups and downs!
Be that rebellion against their family to go to work and enrol into evening college to complete their graduation , getting married to two friends , children , jobs , retirement and grandchildren – they have been there and done that together !
Here’s to a friendship of over six decades – the kind that I can only wish to find !