Would you come already?You have made me wait longer than Sachin's hundredth ton.Longer than India's second world cup.Longer than Sholay's run at the box office.Longer than all the ice ages combined.Come to papa now!!!
The journey beyond my 90th follower had been a rickety one to say the least.People have unfollowed me.People re-followed me.Friendships got strained.I started ranting like a woman suffering from a bad dose of PMS.People raised their eye-brows,wrinkled their noses,shoved my blog under the rug.My outbursts brought in everything from sympathetic comments to indifferent suggestions to a general bored yawn from most of my regular readers.And for the billionth time since I opened this blog 6 months ago,I threatened to leave,my index finger hovering over the nuclear button of blog deletion,which I don't have the balls to press.
But you know- every journey is fascinating in its own right.This particular journey saw me witnessing the rebirth of a friend.I saw her fight against her situation and emerge victorious.I saw her suffer,I saw her conquer,I saw her grow.I saw her inspiring ability to keep faith in herself and her abilities in trying times.In an earlier post(which was another mad cow disease induced hyperbole and so deleted mercilessly),I mentioned that ..well...let me just put those lines here-
"As someone who can see people from the sidelines,I see your amazing strengths,your stubborn nobility,your greatness,and your kindness and your generosity and your willingness to aspire,to sacrifice,to struggle over the mountaintop no matter how big the boulders are coming your way.I am blinded by the light that burns in each one of you.
In that light,one truth emerges:if the term "hero" is to be applied to anyone,it should be applied to all of you,to all of mankind.Against that truth,against that light,I am nothing."
So once again,my faith in all the good that we are capable of stands validated and attested.:-) It is a wonderful feeling,I tell you,when amidst all the shit which goes around in this planet,something happens which makes you believe that you had not been so wrong in your beliefs after all.
Cheers to our fighting spirit.Cheers to life!!!!!
But now,coming back straight to the original point-my dear,dear100th follower,when do you plan on making me happy?;-)