Though for just a little while
It’s been nice watching you speak
Your eyes light up when you smile…
She must have felt equally out of place there, and equally relieved to see my familiar face. So we got talking, and when the bus came, we got in. And it was from the moving bus that she had written this and given me.We remained casual friends for the rest of the time in college, happy in our casualness, and then walked our separate paths in life. I’m sure she had and still has no idea how much her little note has meant to me. I have clung to it for all these years – kind words that came to me at a time when I needed them the most.Shobhana J.M., I have no idea where you are, but wherever you are, know that I remember you with a lot of gratitude.